Award Year: 2018

Golden Rule Sunnyside Campus

622 Sunnyside Avenue
Cockrell Hill, TX, 75211-4659

(214) 393-6911

Mr. Jim W. Wright II, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School

Golden Rule Charter School, Inc.

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Establish a safe and student-centered environment where knowledge and literacy are encouraged through learning activities that are developmentally appropriate, individually paced, and attuned to each student's academic performance and interests. Honor and respect the cultural and ethnic differences of the students served by the school. As students develop the problem-solving skills needed for the 21st century, they will be encouraged to live, study, and strive together to be effective and productive citizens in the diverse and technology-driven global economy.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 1%
  • Hispanic: 97%
  • Native American: 1%
  • ELL: 93%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 92%
Golden Rule Sunnyside Campus Blue Ribbon Awardee Photo

Golden Rule Sunnyside Campus Blue Ribbon Awardee Photo

At Golden Rule Sunnyside Campus, we are proud of our school culture of inclusion with a specific focus on teamwork. We start the day with live morning announcements where students gather in the cafeteria to recite the pledges to the flags and a pledge to themselves and their teachers to do their best by reciting our school creed every day. Part of our positive reinforcement model includes adopting the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids where students are encouraged to be proactive not only just at school but in their daily lives. Our use of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system has helped us develop positive behavior in the common areas of our school through a consistent and well-designed reward system. These two programs nurture character development and provide our students with a positive social culture that integrates personal responsibility and individual accountability for themselves and our school in both social and academic situations.

Golden Rule fosters family involvement in school activities that enhance student development. Our multiple activities encourage family members to visit their children on campus. Some of our most successful activities include Muffins with Mom, Donuts with Dad, Reading with Grandparents, and our campus-wide Cinco de Mayo extravaganza with regional folk dancing from Mexico. Culturally relevant cuisine provided by parents engenders pride in both the parents and students, and sets a positive tone for the involvement of parents in our school as it impacts their children's growth and enthusiasm in social and academic areas of growth.