About the Sunnyvale Independent School District
Sunnyvale ISD is located approximately 15 miles from downtown Dallas and is convenient to Lake Ray Hubbard. Residents of our town enjoy both quiet, tree-lined streets and scenic wide-open spaces - and a tremendous sense of community pride! The Town of Sunnyvale was incorporated in 1953 and covers 17 square miles.Schools in the communities of New Hope, Tripp, Hattersville, and Long Creek merged on February 26, 1956 to form Sunnyvale ISD. These four schools united to create Sunnyvale School for students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. Students, at this time, attended high school in the Mesquite Independent School District.
A Brief History of Sunnyvale ISD
In May 2007, voters in the Town of Sunnyvale passed a $25 million bond package for a high school facility. Construction on the 110,000 square foot facility began in April 2008. During the construction phase, the freshmen and sophomore classes were accommodated at Sunnyvale Middle School. The Class of 2011 - the district's first-ever graduating class - began their junior year in the brand new high school facility in August of 2009, along with the incoming freshman and sophomore classes of that school year.
Since that time, SISD had grown dynamically and continues to do so. A new elementary campus was built and students began learning in this state-of-the-art facility in 2012. A middle school expansion and innovative learning wing was added in 2016.
The mission of the Sunnyvale Independent School District is to provide the highest quality education by creating life-long learners through comprehensive academic, athletic, cultural, and extra-curricular opportunities for the children of our community.
Sunnyvale ISD, in partnership with the community, is a stable, safe and caring “hometown” learning environment that focuses on the changing needs of our students and achieves educational excellence.
2017 SISD Board of Trustees Core Values
Inspiring Campus Environment
Holistic Student Advocacy
Innovative STEM Education
Four Cs Foundation
2017 District Priorities
- Explore various methods of evaluating, quantifying, and comparing student progress and achievement
- Identify and support diverse needs of growing student body
- Integrate innovative PK-12 STEM experiences into core math and science instruction
- Expand practicum opportunities and business partnerships
- Expand course offerings based upon the STEM endorsement
Vision and Accountability
- Communicate and promote rating system as a measure of overall district effectiveness
Develop profile of a Sunnyvale teacher
- Develop vision and create strategies for community outreach and external communication
- Build stronger relationships with our community and elected officials
- Finalize development of joint disaster plan to address needs of SISD residents
Facilities and Infrastructure
- Design innovative spaces that enhance learning and achievement
- Continue analysis of options to address traffic
- Developing and supporting instructional excellence
- Hiring and recruitment
- Individualized and collaborative professional development
- Recognition and morale
- Review district financial operations in order to ensure at least 3 months operating expenses in fund balance going forward
- Conduct meetings with District Finance Committee to develop long range plans to address loss of ASATR funds
- Develop district budget based on financial priorities developed by Board, Facilities Committee, and District administration
Superintendent of Schools: Mr. Doug Williams
President, School Board of Trustees: Mr. Brad Cravens
Assistant Superintendent: Mrs. Christi Morgan
Director of Assessment & Accountability: Mrs. Amy Tutle
Director of Special Programs: Mrs. Erica Lawless
High School Principal: Mr. Ron Sterling, Jr.
Middle School Principal: Mr. Brandon Tunnell
Elementary Principal: Mrs. Sara Staley