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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Paradise Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Phoenix, AZ. It has 1,809 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 22% in reading.
Address
3950 E Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Telephone
(602) 449-7000

Paradise Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
22%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1200
160 responses
Average ACT
28
49 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,080
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$954
National
$949
Median Home Value
$197,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
90%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 73 responses
Report
  • Assemblies
    22%
  • Football games
    22%
  • Dance show
    16%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Basketball games
    10%
  • Arts events (drama, music)
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,809
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,847
Teachers in First/Second Year
3%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.39 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.39 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.39 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,997/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.44 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.44 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.44 responses
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Paradise Valley High School Reviews

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Paradise valley high school was a school I decided to go to on account of the CREST program. After I decided not to join the program, I still decided to stay at PV, and I am so grateful to my decision! The people I've met, the club's I've joined, the experiences I experienced, were all part of what PV is: full of wonderful teachers, who teach real-life information, full of students who make you feel welcome, and want to come back the next day, lunch and breakfast that could be better in taste, but not in the friends you share it with. PV is a school full of opportunities to explore your next step in life. It is not only my school, but a place I look forward to every week. As a graduating senior I will be wistful to leave it behind, but I am confident that, with everything it had to offer, it has led me on the right path for these years to come.
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I have had one daughter and two nephews graduate from PVHS, and currently another daughter is a sophomore at PVHS. The Crest Program is amazing and the regular school is too. The block schedule allows the kids to have more concentration with that subject being studied. There are half the class sizes then the other high schools in our area. The sport programs are easier for a student to get into because of there being less students. Our home school is Horizon and I am so grateful that we made the decision to enroll in Paradise Valley High School!
Before coming to Paradise Valley High School, I wasn't involved. I didn't take part in clubs or teams. Paradise Valley has helped me develope not only as a student, but as a person. With the help and guidance of teachers, staff, and my fellow peers, I have grown into a very upbeat, sociable, friendly person. My teachers have motivated and helped prepare me for my life after Highschool. Our student body is very accepting of each other. We celebrate all nationalities and treat each other with respect. With the Numerous clubs, classes, and sports PV offers, there's something for everyone! The one thing I'd like to see change on campus is our overall cleanliness. Our facilities and classrooms are commonly spotless. The outdoor areas of our school Are littered. A few clubs on campus are already working on fixing this problem. I admire all of our hardworking students and take a lot of pride in calling myself a Paradise Valley Trojan!