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Sunset Ridge School

35707 North 33rd Lane
Phoenix, Arizona 85086 



Asst. Principal


Main Phone 

(623) 445-7800


(623) 445-7890


(623) 445-7811


Hawk News

  • The whole Sunset Ridge family wishes everybody a great and safe summer!! See you back for the first day of school, Monday, August 11th! 
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    Dr. James Veitenheimer, DVUSD Superintendent, presenting Sunset Ridge with our Dept of Education A Rating banner in front of a school assembly. 
    Supply lists for the 2014-2015 are now posted on each grade level page
    [Found in the menu above under "Departments"]
    To read Mrs. Byrn's letter to the community outlining the focus for the 14-15 school year, visit the Principal's Page
     2014-15 Curriculum Nights

    All parents are invited to join us for Curriculum Nights.  Parents are invited to their child’s classroom to hear their teacher explain the curriculum and answer general questions about the year. Teachers will also use this opportunity to inform parents of expectations, policies and procedures that are unique to their individual classroom.

    For parents of Pre-K students, your curriculum night will be Thursday, August 7th - AM program from 5:30-6:00, PM program from 6:00-6:30, and the all day program will be from 6:30-7:00.  

    Grades K- 5, Parents will have the opportunity to meet their children’s teachers, each of whom will provide an informative and detailed presentation for the grade level curriculum. For grades 6, 7, and 8 - Parents will get the opportunity to follow their child’s schedule and meet with the different subject area teachers.

    Tuesday, August 5

    Kindergarten Parent Orientation and Curriculum Night for parents only- 6:00

    Wednesday, August 6

    5:30 to 6:30 Kindergarten Meet the Teacher Night

    6:00  to 6:30 1st Grade Curriculum Presentations in classrooms

    6:30 to 7:00 2nd Grade Curriculum Night in classrooms

    Thursday, August 7

    5:30 to 6:30 3rd Grade Curriculum Presentations in classrooms

    6:00  to 6:30 4th Grade Curriculum Presentations in classrooms

    6:30 to 7:00 5th Grade Curriculum Night in classrooms

    Tuesday, August 12th

    6:00 to 7:30 – For grades 6, 7, and 8 Curriculum Presentations for Parents Only – Parents will follow their child’s schedule. Details will be sent home on the first day of school.

    Curriculum Nights are not intended for discussion of individual children or their progress; this occurs by scheduling a separate meeting with the teacher, if necessary, or at the regularly scheduled conference in the fall.  


    We are now accepting enrollment for our Community Education Pre-kindergarten program for 2014-15.  For more information please contact (623) 445-4916, or visit our website. 
    Welcome to Kindergarten  

    Enrollment is now open for FREE all-day Kindergarten for the 2014-2015 school year. For more information, contact the front office or click here
    PowerSchool App Picture If you have an Android phone, an iPhone or an iPad Touch, you can now download the free PowerSchools app - there is one for students and one for parents. To learn more about it and see instructions of how to connect, click here.  Yes, there is an app for that...





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Hawk Pride

Welcome to Sunset Ridge!!
Administration Building  
We opened our doors in August of 2003 and over the last 10 years we have proudly served our great community. From day one our focus has always been on providing the best educational experience for all of our students which is why we are an "A" rated school by the Dept. of Education. When making any school decisions we are always basing them on what is in the best interest of our students. Sunset Ridge has consistently been one of the top schools in Deer Valley in terms of AIMS test scores, district subject-based testing, as well as always achieving high labels from the Arizona Department of Education. 

2012-13 Student Group Recognition

  • School Band awarded Superior with Distinction at the Pageant of Bands
  • School Band awarded Excellent at the Deer Valley Middle School Band Festival
  • Concert Choir awarded an Excellent at the DVUSD Choral Festival
  • Girls Basketball Team placed 3rd in the Junior High State Tournament
  • Boys Basketball Team placed 1st in the Deer Valley Middle School Tournament 

Teacher Awards and Recognition 

Since the heart of every classroom is the teacher, we are really proud of the recognition some of our teachers have received:

  • Mary Vivola & Paul Strauss both DVUSD Teacher of the Year award winners
  • Jake Giger winner of the Excellence in Education Award from Rio Salado College and Channel 3 TV
  • Kathy Parmigiani winner of the Diamondbacks & Century Link All-Star Teacher Award
  • Morgana Willard winner of the Walmart Teacher of the Month Award 
  • Paul Strauss winner of the Apple Award from ImageAz Magazine
  • Connie O'Halloran chosen by Honeywell as one of the top middle school math & science teachers from around the world to attend Teacher Space Camp

Having Fun!! 

But having a great school really is more than just school work - it is also having a sense of community. We are always looking for ways of bringing our school and community together whether it is putting together big community events or even some great annual traditions...fun is the name of the game!

Centennial Parade  
Sunset Ridge put together the largest Arizona Centennial Parade in all of Deer Valley and fun was had by all!
Bingo Night  
Sometimes going "old school" is the best - we have had so much fun at our Bingo Nights held throughout the year.
Field Day  
Without a doubt everybody looks forward to our annual Field Days!  



  • Supply Lists are available on each grade level page

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  • Front Office will be open starting Tues, July 29th 7:30-4:00
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  • First day of school is Monday August 11th

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  • For a listing of Curriculum Nights, see main part this home page
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