About Sundown Elementary
In addition to regular Pre-K-5 classes, Sundown is home to a district wide bilingual program for students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and a preschool program for children with disabilities. Opened in 1982, it was one of the first elementary schools in KATY ISD to create its own website.
Teachers at every grade level use flexible grouping and varied instruction to maximize learning throughout the school day. Each teacher has received a minimum of six hours of training in gifted-talented instruction. Sundown's family atmosphere is enhanced by parent volunteers who provide workroom and library assistance, and tutor students.
Sundown offers extended-day academic tutorials for students in grades 3/4/5. During the school day tutorials, Armadillo Academy provides intervention support in the areas of Reading and Math for students in grades Kindergarten through grade five. Sundown also sponsors a Parent Center which is a family literacy program aimed at helping parents develop and increase literacy skills in reading and writing. Sundown Elementary is also a Title 1 School-wide campus which offers various parental involvement activities throughout the school year.
Students at Sundown participate in a variety of exciting instructional and enrichment programs: math problem-solver activities; Junior Achievement; Challenge (gifted and talented); grade level field trips; Field Day Activities; Sundown Super Singers; Student Council; Safety Patrol; production of a school yearbook; and other activities. Sundown participates in the district-sponsored KEYS (Keep Encouraging Youth Toward Success) program, in which adult volunteers come to the campus on a weekly basis to provide one-on-one mentoring.
Awards and Honors
Title I Exemplary Campus
Third place winner in Sons of American Revolution poster contest, 2006
Katy ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, 2002
Recognized by "Just for the Kids" for academic excellence in reading, 2000
Website named the first-ever "Cool School of the Week" by Education World, 1997; recognized as a "Bright Site" by South Central Regional Technology in Education Consortium.
TEA Met Standard - District & Campuses