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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 East Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Greg Martin, Principal
Stacey Orest, 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

School hours
8:00 am - 2:40 pm

Early dismissal 8:00 am - 12:00 pm  

About Our School

School mascot: Aztecs

School colors: red, black, yellow
The average class size for 7th grade is 31 and the average for 8th grade is 32. 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, culinary arts, chorus, band, strings, drama, theater performance, Spanish, GenYES, visual arts, and P.E. Technology is woven throughout our school and includes three complete computer labs, Smart Boards, handhelds, and mobile media carts.

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 Highly Qualified and Appropriately Certified.
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Values, Vision, and Mission Statement



  • Individual Excellence

  • Rigorous Curriculum

  • Integrated Technology

  • Differentiated Instruction

  • Professional Collaboration

  • Community Partnerships


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.
Governing Board
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Governing Board Secretary
Terri Calascibetta
Superintendent's Office
602-449-2292 (Fax)