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Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award Recipient
The Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Awards are given to schools that demonstrate exceptional student growth. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools "exceed" expectations on the indicator related to longitudinal academic growth and "meet or exceed" expectations on the indicator related to academic growth gaps.

1876 Schools in Colorado
1084 Elementary Schools
125 Schools received the Colorado Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award
(top 12%)

SUNSET: HIGHEST Elementary in the state of CO in ELA (99.9th percentile)
Median Growth Percentile = 86
SUNSET: 20th HIGHEST in the state of CO in Math (98th percentile)
Median Growth Percentile = 75

SUNSET: 8th Highest in GROWTH (7 High Schools higher than Sunset) in ELA out of 1810 total schools
SUNSET: 40th Highest in Math out of 1800 total schools

G/T, ELL, SPED, F/R, Behavior, Girls, and Boys have all grown more than 88% of all Colorado students in Reading, Writing, Math and Science!
Sunset Pledge
Everyday I will try my best.
I will not quit. I will not rest.
Until my brain has grown a bit
And I have learned how to do it.
If I fail I will be ok.
I will just try a different way.
I will say I just can't do it yet
because I have a Growth Mindset!
Important Times at Sunset
7:55am First Bell
8:00am Tardy Bell

11:10-11:50am Kindergarten Lunch
11:20-11:55am 1st Grade Lunch
11:25-12:00pm 2nd Grade Lunch
11:40-12:15pm 5th Grade Lunch
11:50-12:25pm 4th Grade Lunch
12:00-12:35pm 3rd Grade Lunch

3:24pm School Release Bell