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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Palo Verde High Magnet School is a public, magnet school located in Tucson, AZ. It has 1,235 students in grades 8-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 20% in reading.

Palo Verde High Magnet School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
20%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1000
30 responses
Average ACT
21
29 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$44,754
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$722
National
$949
Median Home Value
$91,469
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 57 responses
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  • Football games
    18%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Pep Rally's
    14%
  • Spirit week
    14%
  • Tailgates
    11%
  • Musical Performances
    7%
  • Basketball games
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,235
Free or Reduced Lunch
64%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,145
Teachers in First/Second Year
16%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,279/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
32%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Palo Verde High Magnet School Reviews

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My experience as a student at this school is very unique and amazing! I am currently a sophomore and I have been having a good time with both the students and teachers. They have engineering and drafting design classes and clubs that students could join! I am currently in two clubs the learning at lunch club and Skills USA which I will be joining this year. The teachers are amazing here and will be able to help you if you have any trouble with any assignment. This year they are adding two conference days Tuesday and Thursday which will be let you to get less chances of having any student behind on school work. I highly recommend going to this school and that this school is amazing.
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My experience at Palo Verde High Magnet School is that I am very pleased with how each staff member treats each and every student of a different race, different sexuality the same. Palo verde high school might not be a financially stable high school, but, Palo Verde provides each student with many opportunities to learn different subjects, be involved with the school community and allows each and every student to be themselves without prejudice. At Palo Verde, it has the most AP classes consisting of 15 than other schools in the area. Each AP class has amazing teachers who teach each and every young mine progress and flourish in each AP class. The AP course at Palo Verde is vigorous and stressful, however, it is a benefit for the future of young and excellent minds.
I like that Palo Verde is a very diverse school. Their atheletics overall might not be the best. But the soccer team always has so much heart. There running program is full of fun kids. From experience I’ve had some of the best teachers, and some of the worst. At Palo Verde it’s what you make of the experience. Going into my senior year I’m trying to make it the best possible experience!