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Paradise Valley Unified School District Demographic Infographic As Of April 2021 - Number Of Schools Staff Students

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About PVSchools

Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVSchools) is located in 98-square miles of northeast Phoenix and north Scottsdale in an area bounded by 7th Avenue and Pima Road, and Northern Avenue and Jomax Road.

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Our Schools

PVSchools has 27 elementary schools, one K-8 school, seven middle schools for 7th and 8th grades, and five high schools for grades 9-12, two alternative schools and one comprehensive online school.

  • All elementary schools include free full-day kindergarten.
  • High schools offer dual enrollment and college credits.
  • PVOnline, an accredited online instructional provider, offers courses for grades 1-12. A student may attend school entirely online and still participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities with the school located within their school boundaries.  
  • At each level – elementary, middle and high school – the district has Title I schools. 

The district also offers preschool, Gifted preschool, night classes and Special Education services, plus a range of signature programs.

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Student Population

The district serves approximately 30,000 students, with about one-third of whom come from outside the district or outside their home school boundaries via open enrollment.

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Instruction and Support Staff

The district is one of the largest employers in the North Valley with approximately 3,700 employees. Staff includes:

  • Highly qualified teachers
  • School nurses, full time, at all of our schools
  • Licensed certified professionals such as school psychologists, speech pathologists and other professionals dedicated to supporting the whole child
  • Educational Support Professionals. District operations are supported by professionals in many areas including IT, transportation, nutrition and business operations

Academic Programs

Most of our schools feature signature programs or specialties unique to each school to provide a wide variety of choice, no matter your student's journey.

Parent Involvement

The district is committed to parent involvement, including volunteering in classrooms or for special events, working on school councils which help advise principals, Parent Teacher Organizations and involvement with the United Parent Council (UPC), a coalition of PTO members from all schools in the district. The district and schools provide email, text and phone updates on important matters to keep parents informed.

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