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Sunset Ridge School




Asst. Principal


Main Phone 

(623) 445-7800


(623) 445-7890


(623) 445-7811


  • summer


    Have a GREAT and SAFE Summer! See everybody on the first day of school, WEDNESDAY August 10th

    (yes, school starts on a Wednesday!)



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  • To read a new year message from our principal, Mrs. Byrn, click here


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    Welcome Mrs. Kurasch as our new Assistant Principal!


    I am honored to be the assistant principal at Sunset Ridge.  Originally from Chicago, I traded the snow and cold for the sunshine of the desert.   In my 16 years as an educator, I have had the opportunity to teach a variety of grade levels and content areas.  Additionally, I have served as a professional developer, and instructional coach before moving into campus leadership. 


    I have been married for 16 years, and have two sons with a passion for baseball. 



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  • dates




    Wednesday, July 27th

    Sunset Ridge Office re-opens for the 16/17 school year


    Tuesday, August 2nd

    12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Kinder Screening


    Wednesday, August 3rd

    9:00 a.m. - 1:40 p.m. - Kinder Screening


    Monday, August 8th

    5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - “Meet the Teacher Night” for PreK-5th Grades


    Wednesday, August 10th

    First Day of School


    Thursday, August 11th

    6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Curriculum Night” for 6th, 7th and 8th Grades.




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  • student reg


    If your child will be new to Sunset Ridge for the 2016-2017 school year you can register them starting July 5th. For more information, locations and times, click here. And to download the registration forms you need, click here


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Hawk Pride

Welcome to Sunset Ridge!!
We opened our doors in August of 2003 and over the last 13 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. 

2015-2016 Student Group Recognition

baseball champs  
Division 1 District Baseball Champions!
8th Grade Choir: Fall Assessment Festival - Excellent
8th Grade Choir: Spring Assessment Festival - Excellent 
8th Grade Hawk Band: Fall Performance Assessment - Excellent
8th Grade Hawk Band: Spring Performance Assessment - Superior with Distinction
6/7th Grade Hawk Band: Pageant of Bands - Superior with Distinction 

elevate coffee  
Our students have been knocking it out of the park with our incredible art classes and their work was even on display at Elevate Coffee for all to see! 

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:

  • Beth Rodriguez, Tricia Hauser, Chrysty Clarkson & Paul Strauss are DVUSD Teacher of the Year award winners
  • Kathy Gottlieb winner of the Diamondbacks & Century Link All-Star Teacher 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 togther whether it is putting together big community events or even some great annual traditions...fun is the name of the game!




  • 16-17 Supply Lists are posted on each grade level page


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  • First Day of School is WEDNESDAY, Aug 10th!



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