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Parents who are considering moving to Sunnyvale will want to check out all of the different Sunnyvale schools in the area. They will be able to find just the right school for their children.

The Sunnyvale school district has a number of public schools from which parents will be able to choose for their child. The following are the public schools in the area, and phone numbers that you can use to contact the school to enroll your child or find out more information.

Elementary Schools

Ponderosa School - 804 Ponderosa Ave., 408-423-4000

Nimitz School - 545 E. Cheyenne Dr., 408-736-2180

Stocklmeir School - 592 Dunholme Way, 408-732-3363

West Valley School- 1635 Belleville Way, 408-245-0148

Braly School- 675 Gail Ave., 408-423-1000

Bishop School- 450 N. Sunnyvale Ave., 408-522-8229

Cherry Chase School- 1138 Heatherstone Way, 408-522-8241

Cumberland School- 824 Cumberland Ave., 408-522-8255

Ellis School- 550 E. Olive Ave., 408-522-8260

Fairwood School- 1110 Fairwood Ave., 408-523-4870

Lakewood School- 750 Lakechime Dr., 408-522-8272

San Miguel School- 777 San Miguel Ave., 408-522-8278

Vargas School- 1054 Carson Dr., 408-522-8267

Middle Schools

Cupertino School- 1650 S. Bernardo Ave., 408-423-2800

Peterson School- 1380 Rosalia Ave., 408-423-2800

Columbia School- 739 Morse Ave., 408-522-8247

Sunnyvale School- 1080 Mango Ave., 408-522-8288

High Schools

Fremont High School- 1279 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Road, 408-522-2400

Homestead High School- 21370 Homestead Road, Cupertino, 408-522-2500

Private Schools

School Crossing Guard Program

The City of Sunnyvale adult school crossing guard program is administered by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety. The Department currently employs 40-45 part time crossing guards throughout the city. The City also likes to keep on staff alternate crossing guards who substitute when one of our regular guards is away or ill.

As is true for all school crossing protection measures, certain warrants and/or criteria are used to determine the locations adult school crossing guards are to be staffed. The City’s Traffic Engineering Department conducts such warrant studies.

Adult crossing guards should not direct traffic, except that they may create gaps in the traffic stream at opportune times. The presence of a crossing guard in the roadway serves as an easily recognized indication to drivers that pedestrians are about to use the crosswalk, and that all traffic must stop. Their role is to safely expedite the movement of elementary and middle school children to and from school by creating gaps in traffic. California law indicates that any person who disregards any traffic signal or direction given by a non-student school crossing guard authorized by a law enforcement agency shall be guilty of an infraction and subject to the penalties of Section 42001 of the California Vehicle Code (CVC Section 2815).

The very presence of school crossing guards tends to prevent unlawful and unsafe acts by pedestrians and/or motorist. By employing proper safety procedures and by exercising due caution, crossing guards can help to instill in roadway users desirable practices which can, in time, become habits.

If you would like information on becoming a school crossing guard or general information please contact the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety at (408) 730-7104.

School Walking and Bicycling Maps

Safe ways to school maps have been developed in an effort to indicate walking and bicycling routes for children. The maps of 15 Sunnyvale elementary schools and 2 Sunnyvale middle schools are available to download. The maps include the location of the adult school crossing guard and will help provide guidance on the safest routes to walk and bicycle to and from school. Whether walking or bicycling to school always put safety first and refer to the pedestrian and bicycle safety tips which are also available to download. When marking your route to school be sure and use the assistance of the adult school crossing guard.

Crossing Guard Locations by school:

Cupertino School District:

Cupertino Middle

Nimitz Elementary

Stocklmeir Elementary

West Valley Elementary

Santa Clara School District:

Braly Elementary

Laurelwood Elementary

Ponderosa Elementary

Sunnyvale School District:

Bishop Elementary

Cherry Chase Elementary

Columbia Middle

Cumberland Elementary

Ellis Elementary

Fairwood Elementary

Lakewood Elementary

San Miguel Elementary

Sunnyvale Middle

Vargas Elementary

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