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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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Paradise Valley Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 32,316 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.
About Paradise Valley Unified School District...
Address
15002 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Telephone
(602) 449-2000

Paradise Valley Unified School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
1,166 responses
Average ACT
27
493 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,316
Free or Reduced Lunch
28.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
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%

Paradise Valley Unified School District Reviews

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PVUSD has been such a wonderful school district. I have been in this district ever since kindergarten and never had any problems. The food at the schools are not the best but it is eatable. I was being cyberbullied, and the school was very quick to assess and fix the situation. The teachers are very approachable and friendly and the academics is outstanding!
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During my time as a senior in the Paradise Valley Unified School district, I have found that the utilities given to me were more rewarding to the average student, rather than the exemplary student. However, Paradise Valley High School has a program called CREST which helps alleviate the average bias that the rest of the district seems to have as this program in particular requires and encourages students to take AP and Honors classes. After I joined CREST in my sophomore year, my experience has drastically improved as I was exposed to new problems and even given real world assignments and projects that help impact the community around me. I am thankful for PVUSD for allowing such an opportunity as this demonstrates that school isn't just about what scores you get on your tests, but about what you learn along the way.
I am part of the CREST Program, Engineering. In order to graduate with CREST honors, you must complete a 200 hour internship. There is a great deal of homework over the entire 4 year program. Paradise Valley High School i s on Block system, so basically you will have 4 one hour and twenty-three minute classes the fall semester which equal a years worth of credits and then take an additional 4 one hour and twenty-three minute classes the spring semester. As a senior, I go to school for half the day and then work 2 days a week towards my unpaid internship.