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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Paradise Valley Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 31,858 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
15002 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Telephone
(602) 449-2000

Paradise Valley Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
1,351 responses
Average ACT
27
588 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,858
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,678
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$297,031,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,033/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$75,518
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,095
National
$949
Median Home Value
$277,411
National
$184,700

Paradise Valley Unified School District Reviews

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The ethnicity, Staff very kind and willing to help you, very capable in what they are doing. The structure of the building must be renovated. The transports are very efficient. You have a wide selection of classes to choose. The block schedule it's the best innovation which the school had provided. Very satisfy of my choice!
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It is a pretty good school district overall. There is only one "real" substitute for the foreign language department, so a lot of the times if I had a sub, we just sat there and had a lot of busywork. Students paid little to no attention in class, and thought cheating their way through the years would benefit them. During my time at Pinnacle, the grade of the school dropped from an A+ school, to a B school because no one cared. At times, it seemed like the faculty did not care about the well-being and effort from students. Other than that, most of the teachers are very friendly and help as much as they can; there are many resources available to students at all times, and they are always welcome to ask for help. The campuses I went to are very nice, and classrooms are moderately sized. The schools and faculty are nice and clean, and the sports are excellent for any student.
I went to four schools in the Paradise Valley Unified School District from 1970 to 1980. I went to Road Runner, Cholla, Shea and Shadow Mountain. My brothers and sisters also went to schools in the District. My two children also went to four schools in the District. They went to Foothills, Hidden Hills, Shea and Shadow Mountain. They were involved in band and orchestra from elementary school to middle school and it was a great experience for both of them. My son was also able to learn guitar in high school and my daughter was involved in the Drama Department. She really enjoyed being in both Drama and Theatre Tech. She and I both still go to the annual Musical and Play at Shadow Mountain High School. Both of my children enjoyed their many years at the schools in the District. There were many programs for both of them that were very helpful to both of them and even me as a single parent.