B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
17811 North 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Telephone
(602) 243-8004

AAEC - Paradise Valley Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1180
12 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
386
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$5,697/ year
National
$11,890
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

AAEC - Paradise Valley Reviews

118 reviews
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My experiences in AAEC- Paradise Valley may be few, but they have given me insight into the social structure of the school. The students are very accepting of people, some topics such as religion are some sensitive since many students have strong beliefs in their religions. Despite that, an atheist such as myself fits in just fine. I love the teachers at this school. They are all very understanding and willing to listen to your circumstances and adjust as needed. The administration is lack luster. They make many mistakes with scheduling and communicating with Paradise Valley Community College. The school allows students such as myself to test out of classes and get the credits for said classes. If you come into the school ahead of the curve, you have the ability to match up with your intellectual rivals and take the same classes as them. Overall, the school is very good.
Review AAEC - Paradise Valley
The school was presented as a place for the "nerds", but it turned out to be more of a place for the outcasts. Being so small and with the student population make-up it was difficult to form a decent sized friend group. However even though the social aspect was lacking, the school academically was pretty great. One definitely needs to be dedicated and not afraid to push themselves, and will need to be stubborn when working with faculty to create your schedule (sometimes if was difficult to convince them that I wanted more than 2 college classes a semester) to get the most out of the school for your education. So if one is willing to sacrifice the social life (and sports because the only sport there is Quidditch) for free college classes, equine and pre-vet programs, and great teachers then this school is a good fit. I loved it because I graduated with two Associate Degrees.
AAEC-PV was an all around OK experience. The academics are not very good, it is not the normal "high school experience" meaning there is no sports, the school dances suck, and the people there are different. The only thing good I have found about this school in the last four years is that it is very tightly knit so teachers are very helpful and concerned about you. Not very good socially and definitely very small and not much to do. Also taking classes at the college was very helpful but it should be earned not given to all students.