A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in Paradise Valley Unified District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
District Academic Progress

Students at many of the schools in this district are making about the same academic progress as the state average.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

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Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
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Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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Reviews From Schools in Paradise Valley Unified District
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Parent / Guardian
August 27, 2022
This school used to have the reputation of being one of the best. It has drastically changed the last few years. Huge class sizes (29 kids per class in 2nd grade and in 3rd grade). 2nd & 3rd graders... More
Parent / Guardian
August 25, 2022
My children attended Desert Cove in their self contained gifted program. We love their program! not only is the program great, but the class size is generally smaller. My children learned effectively... More
Parent / Guardian
August 24, 2022
GRAVE Safety & Security issues at this school! I would encourage everyone to use the new and long overdue ESAs (empowerment scholarship funds, they are NOT vouchers) to go to a private school where... More
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