Sunnyslope High School

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Sunnyslope High School
35 W Dunlap Ave
Phoenix, Arizona 85021
United States
Coordinates 33°34′01″N 112°04′33″W / 33.566869°N 112.075766°W / 33.566869; -112.075766Coordinates: 33°34′01″N 112°04′33″W / 33.566869°N 112.075766°W / 33.566869; -112.075766
Type Public School
Motto Educating all for lifelong learning.
Established 1953
School district Glendale Union High School District
Principal Mr. Ducey
Teaching staff 100
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,040 (May 18,2017)[1]
Color(s) green, white
Athletics Football, cross country, golf, swimming, badminton, volleyball, basketball, soccer, wrestling, track, baseball, softball, tennis
Mascot Vikings, Victor Viking
Rival Washington High School
Newspaper Viking Views
Yearbook Valhalla

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

School Description[edit]

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 1F Conference school within the Arizona Interscholastic Association, despite having the land size equivalent to that of a 2F or 3F school.


Fall Athletics Winter Athletics Spring Athletics
Girls Badminton (Varsity, JV), Volleyball (Varsity, JV, Freshman) Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Soccer (Varsity, Developmental) Softball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Tennis (Varsity, JV), Cheerleading
Boys Football (Varsity, JV, Freshman) Basketball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Soccer (Varsity, Developmental), Wrestling (Varsity, JV, Freshman) Baseball (Varsity, JV, Freshman), Tennis (Varsity, JV)
Mixed Cross Country, and Swim & Dive Track & Field

Recent Titles[edit]

The boys' basketball team won its first state championship in 2002 and its 2nd in 2009[2] and were runners-up in 2010 and 2016.[3] In 2017 the boy basketball won state in 5A against fellow rivals, Apollo High School. Additionally, the volleyball team won titles in 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010,[4] 2009,[5] 2008,[6] and 2006 . The boys' and girls' swim teams won titles in 2005, with the boys winning again in 2006.[7] Sunnyslope's girls' badminton team won the 4A state title in 2009[8] and were runners-up in 2010.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

Mike Nixon-played in the MLB minor league with the Dodgers for 3 years and played linebacker for the Arizona State Sun Devil Football Team from 2006-2009

Awards and recognition[edit]

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[10]

Feeder schools[edit]

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

Fight song[edit]

Fight on you Sunnyslope Vikings,
Fight on with all your might,
Fight on you Sunnyslope Vikings,
For a victory tonight.
Fight on you Sunnyslope Vikings,
Fight on for the Green and White,
Fight on you Sunnyslope Vikings,
Hit'em hard, let's win tonight!
Vikings! Vikings! SHS!

See also[edit]

Sunnyslope Mountain


  1. ^ AIA 2012 enrollment figures Archived October 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Obert, Richard (March 3, 2009). "4A-I boys hoops: Sunnyslope controls Agua Fria". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  3. ^ Obert, Richard (February 27, 2010). "Tip-in gives McClintock 4A-I boys crown over Sunnyslope". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  4. ^ Domingo, Odeen (November 9, 2010). "Sunnyslope defeats Prescott in Class 4A-I girls volleyball championship match". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  5. ^ Domingo, Odeen (November 16, 2009). "Volleyball: Dominant Sunnyslope wins 4A-I title". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  6. ^ McCurdy, Jim (November 17, 2008). "Sunnyslope takes 4A-I volleyball crown". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  7. ^ Wang, Amy B (December 6, 2010). "Glendale Union High School District looks for ways to keep swim programs afloat". Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Phoenix Greenway claims Class 4A team badminton state title". October 20, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Arizona | Best High Schools". U.S. News. January 31, 2011. Archived from the original on September 18, 2010. Retrieved October 18, 2011. 

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