Paradise Valley Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 48 public schools serving 31,245 students in Paradise Valley Unified 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 School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Arizona public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Paradise Valley Unified School District are Fireside Elementary School, Desert Trails Elementary School and Copper Canyon Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Paradise Valley Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Paradise Valley Unified 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Paradise Valley Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
48 Schools
2,386 Schools
# Students
31,245 Students
1,115,938 Students
# Teachers
1,771 Teachers
47,795 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Paradise Valley Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 629 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 89% has increased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#182 out of 640 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Paradise Valley Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Paradise Valley Unified   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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Paradise Valley Unified   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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
89%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Paradise Valley Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.58
0.65
# American Indian Students
326 Students
62,104 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
6%
# Asian Students
1,086 Students
31,981 Students
% Asian Students
4%
3%
# Hispanic Students
9,625 Students
502,441 Students
% Hispanic Students
31%
45%
# Black Students
1,032 Students
59,274 Students
% Black Students
3%
5%
# White Students
17,816 Students
421,603 Students
% White Students
57%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
76 Students
4,015 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,284 Students
34,400 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
248
12,776
# Students in K Grade:
2,227
80,716
# Students in 1st Grade:
2,197
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
2,134
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
2,438
85,680
# Students in 4th Grade:
2,313
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
2,450
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
2,393
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
2,329
87,198
# Students in 8th Grade:
2,467
86,871
# Students in 9th Grade:
2,598
86,154
# Students in 10th Grade:
2,444
84,118
# Students in 11th Grade:
2,495
78,379
# Students in 12th Grade:
2,512
83,953
# Ungraded Students:
-
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,253 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,299. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,515 is less than the state median of $9,842. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$320 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Paradise Valley Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$297 MM
$3 MM
This chart display total spending of Paradise Valley Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,253
$10,299
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Paradise Valley Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,515
$9,842
This chart display average spending per public school student in Paradise Valley Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Paradise Valley Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Fireside Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3725 E. Love Cactus Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4700
Grades: PK-6
| 805 students
Rank: #22.
Desert Trails Elementary School
Math: 81% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
4315 East Cashman Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4100
Grades: PK-7
| 576 students
Rank: #33.
Copper Canyon Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
17650 North 54th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-7200
Grades: PK-6
| 635 students
Rank: #44.
North Ranch Elementary School
Math: 67% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
16406 N. 61st Place
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6400
Grades: PK-6
| 524 students
Rank: #55.
Boulder Creek Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
22801 North 22nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 449-4500
Grades: PK-6
| 727 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Sonoran Sky Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12990 North 75th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6500
Grades: PK-6
| 711 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Wildfire Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3997 E. Lockwood Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-2000
Grades: PK-6
| 692 students
Rank: #88.
Sandpiper Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6724 E Hearn Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6500
Grades: PK-6
| 612 students
Rank: #99.
Mercury Mine Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9640 North 28th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3700
Grades: PK-6
| 523 students
Rank: #1010.
Grayhawk Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7525 E. Grayhawk Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(602) 449-6600
Grades: PK-6
| 490 students
Rank: #1111.
Pinnacle High School
Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3535 E. Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4005
Grades: 7-12
| 2,647 students
Rank: #1212.
Pinnacle Peak Preparatory
Math: 62% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7690 E. Williams Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-6700
Grades: PK-8
| 608 students
Rank: #1313.
Quail Run Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3303 E Utopia
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-4400
Grades: PK-6
| 676 students
Rank: #1414.
Desert Shadows Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5902 E Sweetwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6900
Grades: PK-6
| 448 students
Rank: #1515.
Explorer Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
22401 North 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-4200
Grades: 5-8
| 848 students
Rank: #1616.
Liberty Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5125 E. Marilyn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6200
Grades: PK-6
| 485 students
Rank: #1717.
Desert Springs Preparatory Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6010 East Acoma Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7100
Grades: PK-6
| 434 students
Rank: #1818.
Horizon High School
Math: 65% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5601 East Greenway Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6000
Grades: 7-12
| 2,134 students
Rank: #1919.
Desert Shadows Middle School
Math: 57% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5858 E Sweetwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6800
Grades: 5-8
| 937 students
Rank: #2020.
Shadow Mountain High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2902 East Shea Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3000
Grades: 7-12
| 1,308 students
Rank: #2121.
Pvonline
Math: 51% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15002 N. 32nd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 499-2097
Grades: K-12
| 85 students
Rank: #2222.
Hidden Hills Elementary School
Math: 50% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1919 East Sharon Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-3100
Grades: PK-6
| 453 students
Rank: #2323.
Whispering Wind Academy
Math: 46% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15844 North 43rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7300
Grades: PK-6
| 551 students
Rank: #2424.
Mountain Trail Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2323 East Mountain Gate Pass
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 449-4600
Grades: 5-8
| 689 students
Rank: #2525.
Paradise Valley High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3950 E Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7000
Grades: 7-12
| 1,841 students
Rank: #2626.
Sunrise Middle School
Math: 46% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
4960 East Acoma Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(602) 449-6100
Grades: 5-8
| 449 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Aire Libre Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
16428 North 21st Street
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-5400
Grades: PK-6
| 330 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
North Canyon High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1700 E. Union Hills
Phoenix, AZ 85024
(602) 449-5000
Grades: 7-12
| 1,864 students
Rank: #2929.
Indian Bend Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3633 E Thunderbird Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-3200
Grades: PK-6
| 525 students
Rank: #3030.
Cactus View Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
17602 N Central
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-2500
Grades: PK-6
| 674 students
Rank: #3131.
Desert Cove Elementary School
Math: 36% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
11020 North 28th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85028
(602) 449-3400
Grades: PK-6
| 506 students
Rank: #3232.
Sunset Canyon School
Math: 36% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2727 E Siesta Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85050
(602) 449-5100
Grades: PK-6
| 434 students
Rank: #3333.
Campo Bello Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2650 East Contention Mine Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-5200
Grades: PK-6
| 441 students
Rank: #3434.
Echo Mountain Primary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1811 E Michigan Ave 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(602) 449-5500
Grades: PK-6
| 550 students
Rank: #3535.
Arrowhead Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3820 E Nisbet
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-2700
Grades: PK-6
| 356 students
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 31,245 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 89% (Top 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 53% (Top 30%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.58

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