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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
AAEC - Paradise Valley is an above average, public, charter school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 406 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
3775 E Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
Telephone
(602) 569-1101

AAEC - Paradise Valley Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1190
31 responses
Average ACT
26
10 responses
AP Enrollment

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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$49,328
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$178,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 17 responses
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  • AAEC Olypmics
    18%
  • FFA events
    18%
  • Prom
    18%
  • School trip to the zoo
    18%
  • Costume Craze Dance
    12%
  • NHS events
    12%
  • going home
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
406
Free or Reduced Lunch
20%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.17 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$25,597/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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I really enjoy the environment of the school and the learning opportunities offered. It prepares you for college in a way that no other school seems to be able to. You can start attending college classes completely paid for by the school as early as second semester of Freshman year. My only complaint throughout the years would be the constant staff turnover. This school can't seem to keep teachers for very long. Since I started, there are only two staff members that have stayed there.
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Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center - Paradise Valley has been one amazing journey. I started my AAEC-PV journey when I was a sophomore in high school and I am now an excited senior, ready to explore the world and get started on my career. AAEC is not like any other high school because I am both a high school student, along with a college student. AAEC pays for me to go to the community college next door, Paradise Valley Community College. I will graduate from high school with my Associates Degree, all thanks to my school, AAEC-PV. This school has prepared me for college, the real world, and has provided amazing resources for us to grow. This school gave myself along with all its students the opportunity to thrive in high school.
I liked the school because it provided a small school experience, but did not like the extremely high turnover rate for teachers and administration. Teachers would sometimes be fired in the middle of the year, leading to long term substitutes trying to pick up the pieces. Because it is such a small school, you do get to know everyone in your graduating class, which is nice. The free college credits at Paradise Valley Community are very helpful, and graduating with an associates is possible if you plan out your classes early.