Award Year: 2017
The mission of Sunderland Elementary School is to ensure that each student will have the opportunity to be involved in all phases of the learning process, acquire and apply knowledge, participate in the fine arts, realize a sense of physical well-being, and develop skills which will enable him/her to become a well-adjusted, productive citizen.
- Black/African American: 14%
- White: 72%
- Hispanic: 4%
- Asian: 1%
- Two or more races: 9%
- ELL: 1%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 28%
Music and movement....keeping the mind and body engaged!
At Sunderland Elementary, we focus on the development of the whole child to ensure that students are developing socially and emotionally while being challenged with rigorous academics that both remediate and enrich based on students' needs. Students experience related arts including music, instrumental music, and visual arts.
Another key factor to our school being successful and a great place where children soar is that Sunderland Elementary exemplifies a sense of family. Staff, students, families, churches, and business owners embrace the school because they know the importance of educating our children to be future leaders. There is a practice of reaching out to include others in decision making, offering parent workshops to bring families from various backgrounds and experiences together to learn. It is the giving back that the students and staff provide to those in need. Our school community cares about being role models for our students so that all students can strive to be a leader within their community, even if they leave the Sunderland community.
Our school began as a small school with less than 400 students, but even after it has grown to more than 700 students, it has maintained that small, close-knit feel. At our school, we strive to be the best in all we do and we challenge students to be their personal best. We encourage goal setting and students to compete against themselves, not others because everyone acquires their learning differently and at different rates. Our staff will tell students, "It is all about striving to be the best version of YOU!"