AAEC - Paradise Valley

108 reviews
  1. Phoenix, AZ
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Charter
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Address
17811 North 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
Telephone
(602) 243-8004

AAEC - Paradise Valley Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
77%
Average SAT
1180
11 responses
Average ACT
26
4 responses
AP Enrollment
Data not available

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
347
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
11%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
Data not available
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Data not available
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$5,697/ year
National
$11,890
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses

Reviews

108 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    29
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    15
  • Terrible
    10
The school was presented as a place for the "nerds", but it turned out to be more of a place for the outcasts. Being so small and with the student population make-up it was difficult to form a decent sized friend group. However even though the social aspect was lacking, the school academically was pretty great. One definitely needs to be dedicated and not afraid to push themselves, and will need to be stubborn when working with faculty to create your schedule (sometimes if was difficult to convince them that I wanted more than 2 college classes a semester) to get the most out of the school for your education. So if one is willing to sacrifice the social life (and sports because the only sport there is Quidditch) for free college classes, equine and pre-vet programs, and great teachers then this school is a good fit. I loved it because I graduated with two Associate Degrees.
  • Alum
  • 19 hours ago
The teachers at AAEC PV are amazing teachers. They are always up to date with grading, staying on schedule with lesson plans, and don't overload you with homework. You can be involved in FFA, Anime Club, Ecology Club, Horseman-Ship, Yearbook, and Poetry Out Loud club. The school is small so you get to know the teachers and students very well. There is 0 bullying at this school, and if there is, it is at the bare minimum. The principal is super sweet and takes excellent care of the campus by putting her own time and money into making it look beautiful. There is alwasy up-to-date annoucements about what is going on at the school. The front office staff are always super helpful with whatever you need. There is Agriculture classes, vet classes, animal science, equine science, and Agribusiness classes. Plus the normal needed high school courses.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago
When I attended AAEC it was in the prime of its time. Over the last few years there has been several changes to the district office, and subsequently our campus as well. There was a change of principles, which led to a total turnover of the school staff as well. I experienced the change as it was happening, and since these changes the school has become a disaster. The teachers that set the foundation for that campus were the most outstanding mentors I've ever seen in a school setting. "Revamping" the school has led to a disarray of teachers that don't provide the accelerated learning AAEC is supposed to be known for. You'd be just as well to attend a large public school with the level of experience this school will provide you.
  • Alum
  • 4 months ago