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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D
Palo Verde Unified School District is a public school district located in Blythe, CA. It has 3,096 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 17% of students are at least proficient in math and 29% in reading.
Address
295 N First St
Blythe, CA 92225
Telephone
(760) 922-4164
Website

Palo Verde Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
29%
Percent Proficient - Math
17%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1050
59 responses
Average ACT
22
10 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,096
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,359
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$29,826,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,245/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    55%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    5%

Palo Verde Unified School District Reviews

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My experience at PVHS has not been a good one. Every year I have noticed a decrease in staff and amenities. Also many clubs have been disbanded and there's not much school culture anywhere. Most of the staff members do not try their best to ready and prepare their students for college but more just preparing them to graduate. We lack many things and opportunities that student's from other schools have, our academics are very poor along with our extracurricular activities. I just hope to one day see PVHS grow into a proper high school that does a better job at preparing their students for universities and future careers.
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The Palo Verde Unified School District is an overall good school district, but there are a some changes I would like to see. I would like to see more college readiness. Although the Palo Verde High School gives you the option of being able to take advanced placement classes, I don’t think that they’re working or showing any progress based on our test scores. I understand that the test scores are also based on our own individual determination as students to want to study and get a good scores, but I feel like the teachers should be doing a little more to help with the improvement. Other than that, the school is a really nice, diverse school and there’s a lot of different clubs and activities to get involved in. The rest of the schools in the district seem to not have many problems based on that issue.
Most students and parents dislike palo verde School districts, but I love it. My experiences of the district from kindergarten until now as a Palo Verde High School Senior is the greatest expirence ever I have done bad and good and growing as our district does I have learned so much especially how to have more involvement in our little town. I love that we have small campuses which makes us students so much closer and also brings us closer to the staff members who also are there to help us and see us achieve one of are biggest and greatest accomplishment which is walking across the stage in June. Our district does everything to better the life’s and future of us students who are reaching for the stars. Yes our schools might not be the prettiest, the biggest, maybe not even the most educated but we our like one big family and we push ourselves and each other to get where we need and want to be and that is all I could and would ever be able to ask for from a school district.