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  1. Academics
    A-
  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
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
15002 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
About Paradise Valley Unified School District...

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Grades
PK, K-12
Total Schools
46
Students
31,105
From Paradise Valley Unified School District

PVSchools has consistently represented the best in pre-K-12 education, and we are very proud of our successes!

Our 21st century curriculum is taught by some of the most highly trained and innovative teachers in the state; many have received national and local honors for their outstanding abilities. In fact, PVSchools has one of the highest concentrations of National Board Certified Teachers in Arizona.

At PVSchools, we believe the foundation of any educational experience is built on a positive learning environment where each student has the resources and support of our caring and nurturing faculty and staff. We invest in a wide variety of specialty programs to fit the learning needs of our students. Our Signature Programs provide students the ability to participate in cutting-edge programs and innovative learning experiences. A few of our highlighted programs include Advanced Placement, honors, world language, fine and performing arts, and Career and Technical Education electives.

Paradise Valley Unified School District Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
53%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1200
1,502 responses
Average ACT
27
631 responses

The North Valley Arts Academies at PVSchools

Whether your child is passionate about dance, theater, creative musicianship, music technology, or visual arts, the North Valley Arts Academies (NVAA) at PVSchools offers an outlet for your child to express his or her creative passions, with a seamless continuation from elementary school through high school.

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,105
Free or Reduced Lunch
35%

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    18:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $49,308
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    6.9%

    Finances

    Expenses Per Student
    $9,413/ student
    National
    $12,239
    Education Expenses
    • Instruction
      58%
    • Support Services
      39%
    • Other
      3%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A-
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $78,083
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,392
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $316,355
    National
    $184,700

    Paradise Valley Unified School District Reviews

    128 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's okay, my school unfortunately has lost a lot of their teachers because they are underpaid and can no longer afford to only work there. I would like to see more of my teachers sign longer contracts than just one-year-long ones. This district has also held back the bonuses that were given out to teaches and said, "they only go to deserving teachers". My school alone lost two reached because of this. I would like to see this change, teachers are underpaid already, and holding onto their bonuses is a terrible thing to do.
    I really enjoyed my experience at North Canyon High School. I was an IB student. However, I felt like most of the school's resources went to
    AVID--IB students even had to pay for their own tests, we were the only school in the state that mandated that!