Sunset Hill Elementary School

  • Sunset Hill Elementary School serves 678 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 76% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Sunset Hill Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Sunset Hill Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Sunset Hill Elementary School's student population of 678 students has grown by 16% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 44 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2020)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students678 students
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Total Classroom Teachers44 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Sunset Hill Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Sunset Hill Elementary School is 0.58, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#105 out of 1793 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
16%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
11%
11%
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White
62%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.580.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
16%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWayzata Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Sunset Hill Elementary School is Attain (1.3 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is East Middle Alternative (emap) (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Minneapolis East Middle Alternative (emap) Alternative School
    Grades: 6-8 | 64 students
    0.5 miles
    12000 Ridgemount Ave West
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763) 745-6638
    0.5 6-8 64
  • Minneapolis Wayzata East Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 666 students
    0.5 miles
    12000 Ridgemount Ave W
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763) 745-6200
    0.5 6-8 666
  • Minneapolis Attain Special Education School
    Grades: 8-12
    1.3 miles
    1820 N Xenium Ln
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763) 550-3100
    1.3 8-12 n/a
  • Minneapolis Cip Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 81 students
    1.3 miles
    1820 Xenium Ln N
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763) 553-3535
    1.3 1-12 81
  • Minneapolis District Service Center Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12
    1.3 miles
    1820 N Xenium Ln
    Minneapolis, MN 55441
    (763) 559-3535
    1.3 PK-12 n/a

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