Paradise Education Center

15533 West Paradise Ln,

Surprise, AZ, 85374

Tel: (623)975-2646
Grades: KG-12

1,504 students

Paradise Education Center serves 1,504 students in grades KG-12.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 58%.
Paradise Education Center operates within the Paragon Management Inc. School District.

Overview

The student population of 1504 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,504 students
Paradise Education Center Total Students (2001-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers n/a
Students by Grade Paradise Education Center Students by Grade

School Comparison

The school's diversity score of 0.40 is less than the state average of 0.85. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AZ) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio n/a 18:1
American Indian
n/a
5%
Asian
3%
3%
Paradise Education Center Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
14%
43%
Paradise Education Center Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
4%
5%
Paradise Education Center Black (2001-2012)
White
76%
42%
Paradise Education Center White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.40 0.85
Paradise Education Center Diversity Score (2001-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
36%
Paradise Education Center Eligible for Free Lunch (2003-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
9%
11%
Paradise Education Center Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2003-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 2,304 students has grown by 60% over five years.
School District Name Paragon Management Inc. School District
Number of Schools
Managed
2
1
Number of Students Managed 2,304 274
Paragon Management  Inc. School District Number of Students Managed (2001-2012)
District Total Revenue $10 MM n/a
Paragon Management  Inc. School District Total Revenue (2001-2009)
District Spending $8 MM n/a
Paragon Management  Inc. School District Spending (2001-2009)
District Revenue / Student $7,040 $0
Paragon Management  Inc. School District Revenue / Student (2001-2009)
District Spending / Student $5,466 $0
Paragon Management  Inc. School District Spending / Student (2001-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Paradise Honors High School (0.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Imagine Surprise Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Imagine Rosefield Elementary School (3 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Surprise Paradise Honors High School
    Charter School
    12775 N. 175th Avenue
    Surprise , AZ , 85388
    (623)455--740
    Charter School
    0.4  mi  |  800  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise West-mec - Willow Canyon High School
    Vocational School
    17901 West Lundburg St
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)873-1860
    Vocational School
    0.6  mi  |  1  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise West-mec - Valley Vista High School
    Vocational School
    15550 North Parkview Place
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)873-1860
    Vocational School
    0.7  mi  |  3  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise Valley Vista High School
    15550 North Parkview Place
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)523-8800
    0.7  mi  |  2356  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Surprise Parkview Elementary School
    15800 North Parkview Place
    Surprise , AZ , 85374
    (623)523-8650
    0.7  mi  |  806  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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Surprise, AZ public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is higher than the Arizona average of 0.36. The most diverse school in Surprise is Arizona Charter Academy. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Arizona or national school diversity statistics.