Sunnyslope High School

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Sunnyslope High School
Sunnyslope High School
35 W Dunlap Ave


United States
Coordinates 33°34′01″N112°04′33″W / 33.566869°N 112.075766°W / 33.566869; -112.075766 Coordinates: 33°34′01″N112°04′33″W / 33.566869°N 112.075766°W / 33.566869; -112.075766
TypePublic School
MottoEducating all for lifelong learning.
School district Glendale Union High School District
PrincipalSteve Ducey
Teaching staff94.60 (FTE) [1]
Enrollment2,142 (2018–19) [1]
Student to teacher ratio22.64 [1]
Color(s)green, white
Athletics Football, cross country, golf, swimming, badminton, volleyball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, track, baseball, softball, tennis
MascotVikings, Victor Viking
RivalWashington High School
NewspaperViking Views

Sunnyslope High School is in the Glendale Union High School District in Phoenix, Arizona and offers courses for grades 9–12.



Sunnyslope is located on a small plot of land near Central and Dunlap, and is bounded by the Arizona Canal to its Southwest. There are 15 wings to the school including a cafeteria, gymnasium, and auditorium. A city pool is located immediately adjacent to the school and is used for both P.E. classes and for the swim and dive team, along with serving the public. Sunnyslope is a 5a Conference school within the Arizona Interscholastic Association, despite having the land size equivalent to that of a 4a or 3a school.

Sunnyslope was designed by the local architecture firm Edward L. Varney Associates. The construction contract to build the school was awarded to Farmer & Godfrey Construction Co. [2]


Fall AthleticsWinter AthleticsSpring Athletics
GirlsBadminton (Varsity, JV), Volleyball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), CheerleadingBasketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Soccer (Varsity, Developmental)Softball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Tennis (Varsity, JV), Sand Volleyball
BoysFootball (Varsity, JV, Freshman)Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Soccer (Varsity, Developmental), Wrestling (Varsity, JV, Freshman)Baseball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Tennis (Varsity, JV)
MixedCross Country, and Swim & DiveTrack & Field

Recent titles

The boys' basketball team won its first state championship in 2002 and its 2nd in 2009 [3] and were runners-up in 2010 and 2016. [4] In 2017 and 2018, the boys' basketball team won back-to-back 5A titles under coach Ray Portela. [5] Additionally, the volleyball team won titles in 2017, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, [6] 2009, [7] 2008, [8] and 2006 . The boys' and girls' swim teams won titles in 2005, with the boys winning again in 2006. [9] Sunnyslope's girls' badminton team won the 4A state title in 2009 and the 5a title in 2016. [10] and were runners-up in 2010. [11] The baseball team claimed its most recent title in 2012 and a runner-up finish in 2013.

Awards and recognition

Sunnyslope High School has been given the "Excelling" status by Arizona in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act for eight years in a row. Sunnyslope was also named a top high school by the U.S. News & World Report [12]

Feeder schools

Schools in the Washington Elementary School District feed into Sunnyslope High School. Many students from the Madison Elementary School District also attend the school.

Notable alumni

See also

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