44 out of 10GreatSchools

Paradise Valley High School

Phoenix, AZ
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1841


Paradise Valley High School
3950 East Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 449-7000
Paradise Valley High School is located in Phoenix, AZ and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews14 Reviews

My child went to Horizon for Freshman year but was bussed to PV for electives. We noticed that the kids at PV were so much friendlier and did not seem to have a sense of entitlement like the Horizon kids. I moved my child to this school where he thrived. I would highly recommend PV over Horizon. The office staff is great, the teachers are great, the communication is great and I feel that they truly care about my child.
3 boys. All graduated. One in the Navy, one is running his own construction company, one completed BSEE. This school is actually as good as they get for a big city. By this time a student gets to high school, study habits are already formed. Paradise Valley High school is perfect for those with those study skills. Class loading Teacher/Student makes this a perfect fit. Paradise Valley Community College is not too far from the Paradise valley Community College campus. Since Arizona does not pay their teachers very well, Housing costs in the surrounding area have attracted some of the better teachers in the Phoenix school districts.
PVHS offers a diversity of choices in education, from college prep and engineering disciplines to health care, culinary, and other vo-tech. The faculty and admin are dedicated to providing a safe and successful learning environment, and the students are respectful members of the learning community and embody PV PRIDE. The block scheduling allows for more project-based and interactive learning and engages students. The CREST Program offers college level engineering education. PVHS strives to offer the choices and learning environment we hope for with public education.
A pretty poor school as a whole. Getting told by students to commit suicide and being called a plethora of other obscenities is not what I'd call ideal, to say the least. The principal refused to do anything about the harassment, claiming shows like "Family Guy" were the reason for their behavior. Evidently, this justifies her not intervening at all. I finished many classes with an A without having learned a thing, as the teachers apparently decided making everyone pass the class was far easier than actually doing their jobs. The staff simply doesn't care about the well-being of students, with my former Biotech teacher being a prime example. She refused to talk to me or my parents on the phone about my mental state at the time, (severe depression) saying she was "too busy." Overall, I would find a different school if possible. No one deserves this kind of education.
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