#28 High School in AZ and #20 in Maricopa County

Sunnyslope High School

35 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

How Good is Sunnyslope High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
B- Learning Enviroment
A School Safety
A Overall Grade

Sunnyslope High School is located in Phoenix, Arizona. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 2029 students and a student–teacher ratio of 23 students per teacher.

When compared to other schools in Arizona it is above average and has received and a grade of A from The School Review. The school ranks 20 for high schools in Maricopa County and 28 in the state, when compared to similar schools.

For our grading we use data provided by the schools to the U.S. Department of Education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. If you would like to know more about how our grading system works, please visit our methodology page.


Standardized test results and SAT participation, among other factors, are used to calculate the academic grade for a high school. For academics, Sunnyslope High School performs significantly above average when compared to other high schools in Arizona and received the grade of A+ for this measure.

Source: AZ Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Very Good
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

We use factors including chronic absenteeism, teacher experience, teacher certifications and others to evaluate the learning environment of a school. Sunnyslope High School earned a grade of B- for learning environment. For this measure, this school is average when compared to other high schools in Arizona.

Students : Teacher
AZ Avg. 23
Uncertified Teachers
AZ Avg. 5%
New Teachers
AZ Avg. 17%
Learning Enviroment Grade B-
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Fair


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to evaluate a school’s safety. Sunnyslope High School performs above average compared to other Arizona high schools for safety. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Safety Grade A
In-School Suspensions Excellent
Out-of-School Suspensions Good
Physical Altercations Very Good


The demographics of the student body at Sunnyslope High School are summarized below. Demographics are not used when scoring a school.

Students w/ Disablities
AZ Avg. 11%
Free Lunch
AZ Avg. 40%
Econ. Disadvantaged
AZ Avg. 51%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 2,029
Minority Students 1,195
Diversity Index 44
Students with Disablities 215
Economically Disadvantaged 49%
Limited English Proficiency 4%
Gifted Students 18%


A School - Only 10% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent many of top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Academic Overperformance I - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than 3% of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is an important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, schools nearby to Sunnyslope High School are included. The table includes The School Review’s grade for these schools. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Phoenix, Arizona schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Asdb/Phoenix Day School N/A N/A A+ A-
2 Desert Valleys Region N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 E-Institute at Metro N/A N/A D C-
4 Washington High School B A- C- B
5 Cornerstone Charter School D D D N/A

Sunnyslope High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Sunnyslope High School? 2029 students.
  • How good of a school is Sunnyslope High School? The school received an overall grade of A, which means it is above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Sunnyslope High School in? The school is located in Maricopa County.
  • How can I contact Sunnyslope High School? The school's number is (623) 315-8760. You can visit their website at http://sunnyslope.guhsdaz.org.
  • Where is Sunnyslope High School? 35 W Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

How we rate schools?

We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Asdb/Phoenix Day School
1935 W Hayward Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021
Desert Valleys Region
8055 N 24th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85021
E-Institute at Metro
9640 N Metro Parkway West Phoenix, AZ 85051
Washington High School
2217 W Glendale Ave Phoenix, AZ 85021
Cornerstone Charter School
7107 N Black Canyon Hwy Phoenix, AZ 85021