Our Mission

Everyone at Sunnyslope is dedicated to creating lifelong learners and building a successful future for all!
Sunnyslope School is a Kids at Hope school! 
What is Kids at Hope? Simply stated, the Kids at Hope philosophy is the belief that all children are capable of success... No Exceptions! To learn more about Kids at Hope please visit www.kidsathope.org


Social, Emotional, and Academic Growth at Sunnyslope


1.)  SOCIAL – Sunnyslope is a National Model School for the Kids at Hope philosophy. This means that adults at Sunnyslope believe and practice that all children are capable of success…No Exceptions!

2.)  EMOTIONAL – Sunnyslope is a PBIS school! The use of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports creates an environment where students and staff are safe, responsible and respectful! Behavior incidents have decreased the past two school years and Sunnyslope was awarded the Bronze Medal award from PBISAZ for the 2018 school year.  

3.)  ACADEMIC – Between 2015 and 2019, Sunnyslope has increased by 12% in overall Math achievement and 5% in ELA achievement.  

About Our School
All schools in the Washington Elementary School District are committed to achieving excellence for every child, every day, every opportunity. Sunnyslope School, in the Washington Elementary School District, serves over 800 prekindergarten through eighth grade children in the Sunnyslope and North Mountain neighborhoods. Sunnyslope affords students a rich curriculum aligned to Arizona College and Career Ready Standards. Sunnyslope School was built in 2008 and offers new, updated facilities, library, cafeteria, classrooms and gymnasium.


During the 2020-2021 school year, Sunnyslope will continue to embrace Character Counts, with a focus on the six pillars of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, citizenship and caring. Students and teachers will also focus on our EAGLES values of Effort, Attitude, Growth, Leadership, Excellence, and Success! 
We are committed to our Continuous Improvement Plan, which focuses on instructional practices. Staff will be building our reading intervention plan and data discussions to make decisions to best meet the needs of all students everyday.  Staff will also work together to implement the Response to Intervention (RTI) model.  The structure of RTI will provide Sunnyslope students with added academic support. Teacher instructional strategies will continue to improve with a focus on increased student engagement and academic growth for all. Teachers will also continue working on math instructional strategies to build a strong understanding of math skills and understanding for all students.
Sunnyslope features:
·         Free, full-day kindergarten
·         Open enrollment at most grade levels
·         Art, music, and physical education for all kindergarten through eighth graders
·         Character Counts and Olweus Bullying Prevention programs
·         Not My Kid safety presentations for middle school students and all parents
·         Full-day Head Start Preschool for 4-year-olds
·         Differentiated Gifted instruction 
·         Instrumental music beginning in 4th grade in band and orchestra
·         Student Teaching Assistance elective for leadership and character development
·         PBIS Program (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports)
·         PAC after-school child care program
Digital Breakfast / Lunch Menus
View the digital menus with pictures, and download the app to view it on your device.  The new menus also feature dietary information, students daily snack offerings and even allow parents/guardians the option of printing the menus at home.

Recent Announcements

  • Untitled Love Our Schools Day!Saturday, December 4th8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Posted Nov 22, 2021, 2:59 PM by Betty Aguilar
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  • Meet the Teacher We are so excited to welcome back our awesome Sunnyslope families as well as meet our new students and families! We are in the planning stages of Meet the Teacher ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2021, 8:59 AM by Betty Aguilar
  • School Begins Monday, August 9, 2021 with In-Person Learning School begins Monday, August 9, 2021 with in-person learning. To stay-up-to date on the WESD, including weekly updates from Superintendent Dr. Paul Stanton, information about, events, meals ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2021, 3:01 PM by Lina Breunlin
  • State Testing Dates Important state testing is coming. All students in grades 3-8 will be testing on school campus. Please check out the dates so your student doesn't miss these important ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2021, 2:08 PM by Betty Aguilar
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