9291 Oviedo Street, San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: (858) 484-1600
Attendance: (858) 679-2639
FAX: (858) 538-9451

Principal Lisa Wilken
Dear Parents:

Welcome to Sunset Hills! We are glad you’re here and look forward to having you become part of the Sunset Hills Learning Community. Sunset Hills Elementary School, established in 1974, has a reputation for providing an excellent learning environment for students. We pride ourselves on implanting a positive school wide climate where “Seagulls Soar and Character Counts!” 

Sunset Hills Elementary School is a proud member of the  NO EXCUSES UNIVERSITY (NEU) national network of schools.  College readiness is not the expectation that all students will attend college, but instead, it is the belief that we must prepare all students to have a full range of postsecondary education and training options available to them after high school. We believe that   elementary education is the foundation for all future academic achievement.   All of our classrooms have adopted a College or University and we proudly wear college shirts or seagull wear every Friday.
All staff at Sunset Hills commit to a culture of “Universal Achievement” for all students. Visitors regularly comment about the friendly and welcoming environment of our school and the intense level of commitment every staff member has for each student’s success. Character Counts lessons are embedded in many activities on campus including our TRRFFC Friday assemblies where we come together to celebrate good character, friendship, our community and school pride.  Each TRRFFC Friday closes with our students, staff and parents enthusiastically pronouncing our Sunset Hills Seagull Chant: "Sunset Hills is the Place to go. Setting goals is how we grow. Responsible is what we'll be. Fair, Caring and Trustworthy, Respectful Citizens, Respectful citizens of Sunset Hills. Seagulls!"
The cornerstone of this educational parent community is the partnership of the Sunset Hills PTA and Foundation. Here at Sunset Hills we are lucky to have two parent-driven organizations that work collaboratively to ensure that our students have what they need to flourish and enjoy the very best elementary school experience. Our PTA strives each year to bring us programs that are academically enriching while the Sunset Hills Foundation works behind the scenes to fund essential academic resources. Our PTA sponsors programs like the Science Fair, Art Gala, Art Odyssey, Encore, Sock Hop, Talent Show, Shoe Box Science, Running Club and Lego Club. Parents have many opportunities to assist at school such as classroom support, instructional support like Read Naturally and Morning Reads. Parents and community members volunteer in classrooms regularly, with more than 275 volunteers donating over 5000 hours last year. Our Foundation has raised funds for Impact Teachers, Instructional Assistants, and extra day of the counselor and supplies for the Innovation Lab to make differentiated learning a reality for ALL students.
The success of Sunset Hills owes much to the staff and parents, who give their time, share their skills and donate resources to our school. Our biggest strength at Sunset Hills is the sense of a caring community who work collaboratively on behalf of each and every student.


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