Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District

15002 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032-4441
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 45 public schools serving 28,707 students in Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 46% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
45 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
28,707 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
1,827 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#202 out of 610 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.61
0.65
# American Indian Students
339 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
5%
# Asian Students
1,058 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
4%
3%
# Hispanic Students
9,432 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
33%
47%
# Black Students
1,141 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
4%
6%
# White Students
15,245 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
53%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
77 Students
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,415 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
346
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
1,943
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,905
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,027
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,935
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,058
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,015
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,959
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,252
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,248
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,506
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,490
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,429
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,594
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $11,599 is higher than the state median of $11,528. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,116 is higher than the state median of $10,425. The school district spending/student has grown by 19% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$333 MM
$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$377 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total spending of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$11,599
$11,528
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,116
$10,425
This chart display average spending per public school student in Paradise Valley Unified District (4241)  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fireside Elementary School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3725 E. Love Cactus Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 712 students
Rank: #22.
Sonoran Sky Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12990 N 75th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6500
Grades: K-6
| 561 students
Rank: #33.
Desert Trails Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4315 E Cashman Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4100
Grades: PK-7
| 566 students
Rank: #44.
Boulder Creek Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
22801 N 22nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 449-4500
Grades: PK-6
| 575 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Copper Canyon Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17650 N 54th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-7200
Grades: PK-6
| 502 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Grayhawk Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7525 E Grayhawk Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(602) 449-6600
Grades: PK-6
| 334 students
Rank: #77.
North Ranch Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16406 N 61st Pl
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6400
Grades: PK-6
| 444 students
Rank: #88.
Sandpiper Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6724 E Hearn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6300
Grades: K-6
| 434 students
Rank: #99.
Wildfire Elementary School
Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3997 E Lockwood Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4300
Grades: PK-6
| 485 students
Rank: #1010.
Desert Shadows Elementary School
Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5902 E Sweetwater Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6900
Grades: PK-6
| 468 students
Rank: #1111.
Quail Run Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3303 E Utopia Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-4400
Grades: K-6
| 558 students
Rank: #1212.
Explorer Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
22401 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4200
Grades: 7-8
| 713 students
Rank: #1313.
Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6010 E Acoma Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7100
Grades: PK-6
| 363 students
Rank: #1414.
Mercury Mine Elementary School
Math: 49% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9640 N 28th St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 521 students
Rank: #1515.
Pinnacle Peak Preparatory
Math: 49% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7690 E Williams Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6700
Grades: PK-8
| 549 students
Rank: #1616.
Pinnacle High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3535 E Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,558 students
Rank: #1717.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5125 E Marilyn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6200
Grades: PK-6
| 385 students
Rank: #1818.
Desert Shadows Middle School
Math: 45% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5858 E Sweetwater Ave
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6800
Grades: 6-8
| 877 students
Rank: #1919.
Pvonline
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
15002 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-2450
Grades: K-12
| 414 students
Rank: #2020.
Sunrise Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4960 E Acoma Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6100
Grades: 7-8
| 468 students
Rank: #2121.
Desert Cove Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11020 N 28th St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3400
Grades: PK-6
| 403 students
Rank: #2222.
Paradise Valley High School
Math: 38% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3950 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7000
Grades: 9-12
| 1,865 students
Rank: #2323.
Horizon High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5601 E Greenway Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,023 students
Rank: #2424.
Mountain Trail Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2323 E Mountain Gate Pass
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 449-4600
Grades: 7-8
| 658 students
Rank: #2525.
Whispering Wind Academy
Math: 26% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
15844 N 43rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7300
Grades: K-6
| 547 students
Rank: #2626.
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1919 E Sharon Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-3100
Grades: PK-6
| 389 students
Rank: #2727.
Shadow Mountain High School
Math: 27% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2902 E Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3000
Grades: 8-12
| 1,171 students
Rank: #2828.
Eagle Ridge Elementary School
Math: 25% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
19801 N 13th St
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 449-5700
Grades: K-6
| 387 students
Rank: #2929.
Shea Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2728 E Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3500
Grades: 5-8
| 520 students
Rank: #3030.
Indian Bend Elementary School
Math: 24% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3633 E Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-3200
Grades: PK-6
| 540 students
Rank: #3131.
Cactus View Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
17602 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-2500
Grades: PK-6
| 560 students
Rank: #3232.
Campo Bello Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2650 E Contention Mine Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-5200
Grades: PK-6
| 571 students
Rank: #3333.
Echo Mountain Primary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1811 E Michigan Ave # 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-5500
Grades: PK-3
| 533 students
Rank: #3434.
Echo Mountain Intermediate School
Math: 15% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1811 E Michigan Ave # 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-5600
Grades: 4-6
| 377 students
Rank: #3535.
Larkspur Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2450 E Larkspur Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-3300
Grades: PK-6
| 321 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District?
Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District manages 45 public schools serving 28,707 students.
What is the rank of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District?
Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District is ranked #203 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District?
53% of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Black, and 1% of students are American Indian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District?
Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District has a student/teacher ratio of 16:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,116 is higher than the state median of $10,425. The school district spending/student has grown by 19% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 45 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 28,707 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 30% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 39% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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