Sunset Elementary School

Excellence in Teaching, Learning for All

Welcome to Sunset Elementary School in Cody, Wyoming! We are located in the Big Horn Basin of northwestern Wyoming, 50 miles east of Yellowstone National Park. We are happy to serve kindergarten through fifth grade students from Cody and the surrounding areas.

Our Sunset teachers and staff are passionate about providing a stimulating educational environment where our students can thrive, and we are proud to be a Title I Distinguished School for several years running.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website to get to know our school better. Whether you’d like to contact a teacher, check out school events, find information about the PTO, or learn more about our programs, you’ll find all that and much more on this site.

A Message from Our Principal

The staff of Sunset Elementary School welcomes you and your family to the 2018-2019 school year. All of us are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every single student. At the forefront of this goal is the necessity of the partnership between the home and school. Learning is a very complex endeavor! It involves sharing ideas, making mistakes, and attempting new and challenging experiences. Learning involves an admirable work ethic by everyone—the staff, the parent, the principal, but most importantly the student!

At Sunset, we value and challenge each student and provide opportunities for success. Instruction is based on the Wyoming Content Standards. We also focus on the Park 6 mission, vision, beliefs, and goals, which include equipping our students to be on a path for career and college readiness as well as sustain a positive culture. Our students' well-being and development, academically, socially, and emotionally, is at the heart of what we do. 

Research and experience shows us that a parent/guardian’s involvement in a child’s education is directly related to his or her success in school. To maximize your child’s success, emphasize the importance of education through the following:

  • Ensure your child is at school on time every day.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences and school events.
  • Read with your child or encourage your child to read daily.
  • Support them in their academic and social endeavors.

In addition, there are numerous volunteer opportunities in which you can become involved. Volunteers make a tremendous, positive impact and enrich our school. Contact your child’s teacher or the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) if you’d like to volunteer in any way.

I look forward to partnering with you to make the 2018-2019 school year successful for you, our staff, and most importantly our students. Thank you for all of your support and commitment to our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (307) 587.4279.


Jay McCarten

Jay McCarten