Sunset Hill Elementary School Profile

  • Sunset Hill Elementary Facade
    13005 Sunset Trail
    Plymouth, MN 55441-5607
    Ross Williams
    Student Day
    8:30 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.
    Approximately 665 students
    School Website
    Sunset Hill Elementary School was built in 1963 and is located several blocks east the intersection of Sunset Trail and Xenium Lane in Plymouth. Sunset Hill Elementary staff is committed to helping each student find success academically, physically and socially. The staff is proud of the level of achievement students have attained. In addition to the school's strong classroom instruction, students have opportunities in environmental science in the school's outdoor Nature Center. We believe in teaching and recognizing positive behaviors in our students. We practice "Trojan Pride on The Sunny Side" and respect ourselves, others, property and community.
    The elementary school experience provides a foundation for learning for all students. From the beginning of kindergarten, students learn the wide variety of skills necessary for success in school and out of school. There is a focus on foundational skills in reading, math, science, and social studies. We recognize the importance of the arts, fitness and health, Spanish and technology on our students' ability to think creatively, globally, and in a healthy manner. The integration of technology assists in the personalization of education, creating more interactive lessons, and building skills that are becoming increasingly important for success in today's work force, such as digital literacy, communication and collaboration. Our staff works with all students to help them excel. To accomplish this, they use ongoing formative assessments and work in Professional Learning Teams to analyze student data to address individual needs.
    The mission of Sunset Hill Elementary School is to prepare all students for the future by providing a challenging education that builds academic competence, develops responsible citizenship, encourages creativity, promotes lifelong learning, advances critical thinking skills, instills a commitment to personal wellness and fosters respect for self and others.
    All Wayzata Public Schools elementary schools have a volunteer parent organization that works closely with the school to provide many wonderful experiences for the students. Parents also provide enrichment experiences through the Partners in Literature and Partners in Art programs.
    Home Base, a school-age child care program is available for parents from 6:30 a.m. and until 6 p.m. throughout the district. Each school also has several teacher-led club experiences that are available for students after school.