• About Sunrise

    Sunrise Middle School is a high achieving school with a proven track record of academic success. Our school is known for supporting students academically, socially and emotionally with a staff that is dedicated and focused on student achievement. We have honors level classes available for all academic subjects. The Digital Learning Center for the Gifted program is available to 7th and 8th grade students who meet specified acceptance criteria.

    Sunrise Middle School

    4960 E. Acoma Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254

    Greg Martin, Principal
    Russell Paperman, Assistant Principal

    School Contact Information

    602-449-6100 office
    602-449-6101 attendance
    602-449-6105 fax
    602-449-6103 nurse
    Office hours 7:15 am - 3:15 pm
    8:00 am - 2:40 pm
    Early dismissal 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • About Our School


    School Mascot: Aztec

    School Colors: Red/Gold

    The average class size for middle school is 31 students.  Instruction is individualized for students through math leveling, honors and gifted clustering, special education self-contained and resource programs and differentiated instruction in all classes.

    The district’s only Digital Learning Center for the Gifted (DLC) is located at Sunrise.  The DLC program objective is to develop and implement an information, technology-infused middle school program for gifted students.

    • Features ubiquitous information technology and media literacy
    • Implements instructional practices which promote authentic learning
    • Integrates core academics & standards through thematic relationships
    • Uses inquiry and project-based learning for exploring themes
    • Features extensive collaboration for student-produced outcomes
    • Incorporates content platforms for integrated thematic courses

    Electives available to students include applied technology, GenYES, culinary arts, chorus, band, strings, guitar, drama, visual art, Spanish, Mandarin and P.E.  Technology is woven throughout our school and includes individual Chromebooks for every student!

    Students have the opportunity to participate in the Festival Sports Program.  Sports offered are: boys/girls basketball, girls volleyball, girls softball, boys flag football, girls/boys track and field and boys wrestling.

    100% of our teachers are Appropriately Certified!
  • Vision and Mission Statements


    The vision of Sunrise Middle School is to inspire students to become innovative thinkers and doers while challenging them to achieve individual excellence.  We are committed to providing a rigorous curriculum, differentiated instruction and integrated technology within a collaborative and supportive learning environment.


    The mission of Sunrise Middle School is to motivate students to achieve success and embrace responsibility within a dynamic learning environment.