Average Teacher Salary in Paradise Valley Unified District

The average teacher salary in Paradise Valley Unified District is $38,658.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $25,306 $16,338 $18,140 $21,499 $27,242 $37,311
Kindergarten $41,073 $30,177 $34,350 $40,271 $47,550 $55,363
Elementary $43,380 $28,953 $34,039 $40,376 $50,662 $61,813
Middle school $39,176 $23,286 $31,275 $38,435 $46,545 $54,950
High school $44,356 $32,886 $36,714 $42,619 $51,521 $60,912

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General Facts

  • Staff: 3,228
  • Full time teachers: 1,898
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 16 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 455
  • Instructional Coordinators: 3
  • Elementary Teachers: 1,287
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 115
  • Pre-K Teachers: 22
  • High School Teachers: 474
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 34,374

Financial Statistics for Paradise Valley Unified District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $185,853,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $102,425,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $19,368,000
  • Total revenue: $307,646,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $140,991,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $140,340,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $41,170,000
  • Expenditures per student: $6,954,000
  • Total expenditures: $304,098,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $71,137,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $11,228,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $448,000

Information on Schools within Paradise Valley Unified District

Elementary Schools within the Paradise Valley Unified District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Aire Libre Elementary School
16428 North 21st St
Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-449-5400
  • Total: 484
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 69
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 71
  • 6th grade: 73
16 to 1 31 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Arrowhead Elementary School
7490 West Union Hills Dr
Glendale, AZ 85308
623-376-4100
  • Total: 803
  • Pre-k: 57
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 69
  • 2nd grade: 74
  • 3rd grade: 74
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 66
  • 6th grade: 69
18 to 1 45 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Boulder Creek Elementary School
22801 North 22nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85024
602-449-4500
  • Total: 706
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 113
  • 3rd grade: 103
  • 4th grade: 101
  • 5th grade: 83
  • 6th grade: 117
18 to 1 40 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Cactus View Elementary School
17602 North Central
Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-449-2500
  • Total: 744
  • Kindergarten: 99
  • 1st grade: 94
  • 2nd grade: 124
  • 3rd grade: 117
  • 4th grade: 87
  • 5th grade: 120
  • 6th grade: 103
17 to 1 45 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Campo Bello Elementary School
2650 East Contention Mine Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-5200
  • Total: 504
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 76
  • 2nd grade: 84
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 66
  • 5th grade: 61
  • 6th grade: 79
17 to 1 30 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Copper Canyon Elementary School
17650 North 54th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-7200
  • Total: 725
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 104
  • 1st grade: 106
  • 2nd grade: 107
  • 3rd grade: 99
  • 4th grade: 107
  • 5th grade: 103
  • 6th grade: 98
19 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Desert Cove Elementary School
11020 North 28th St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-449-3400
  • Total: 564
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 77
  • 3rd grade: 82
  • 4th grade: 88
  • 5th grade: 83
  • 6th grade: 89
17 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Desert Shadows Elementary School
5902 East Sweetwater
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-6900
  • Total: 509
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 72
  • 6th grade: 78
14 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Desert Springs Elementary School
6010 East Acoma Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-7000
  • Total: 428
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 55
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 68
15 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Desert Trails Elementary School
4315 East Cashman Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
602-449-4100
  • Total: 589
  • Pre-k: 80
  • Kindergarten: 61
  • 1st grade: 61
  • 2nd grade: 78
  • 3rd grade: 77
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 73
  • 6th grade: 85
21 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Eagle Ridge Elementary School
19801 North 13th St
Phoenix, AZ 85024
602-449-5700
  • Total: 674
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 107
  • 1st grade: 81
  • 2nd grade: 100
  • 3rd grade: 87
  • 4th grade: 100
  • 5th grade: 116
  • 6th grade: 81
16 to 1 43 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Echo Mountain Intermediate School
1811 East Michigan 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-449-5600
  • Total: 404
  • 4th grade: 114
  • 5th grade: 139
  • 6th grade: 151
15 to 1 27 4th Grade 6th Grade
Echo Mountain Primary School
1811 East Michigan Ave 3
Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-449-5500
  • Total: 612
  • Pre-k: 35
  • Kindergarten: 134
  • 1st grade: 155
  • 2nd grade: 154
  • 3rd grade: 134
14 to 1 43 Prekindergarten 3rd Grade
Foothills Elementary School
17835 North 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-7400
  • Total: 413
  • Kindergarten: 59
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 51
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 64
  • 5th grade: 73
  • 6th grade: 64
14 to 1 29 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Grayhawk Elementary School
7525 East Grayhawk Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
602-449-6600
  • Total: 822
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 115
  • 1st grade: 133
  • 2nd grade: 121
  • 3rd grade: 127
  • 4th grade: 123
  • 5th grade: 106
  • 6th grade: 95
20 to 1 41 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Hidden Hills Elementary School
1919 East Sharon Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85022
602-449-3100
  • Total: 576
  • Pre-k: 26
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 77
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 84
  • 4th grade: 81
  • 5th grade: 71
  • 6th grade: 82
17 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Indian Bend Elementary School
3633 East Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-3200
  • Total: 568
  • Pre-k: 39
  • Kindergarten: 71
  • 1st grade: 87
  • 2nd grade: 76
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 74
  • 5th grade: 73
  • 6th grade: 67
15 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Larkspur Elementary School
2430 East Larkspur
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-3300
  • Total: 576
  • Pre-k: 14
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 98
  • 4th grade: 81
  • 5th grade: 93
  • 6th grade: 85
15 to 1 38 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Liberty Elementary School
19818 West Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326
623-327-2810
  • Total: 734
  • Pre-k: 17
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 71
  • 6th grade: 91
15 to 1 48 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Mercury Mine Elementary School
9640 North 28th St
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-449-3700
  • Total: 641
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 99
  • 3rd grade: 86
  • 4th grade: 106
  • 5th grade: 82
  • 6th grade: 85
19 to 1 33 Kindergarten 6th Grade
North Ranch Elementary School
16406 North 61st Placeace
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-6400
  • Total: 484
  • Pre-k: 21
  • Kindergarten: 54
  • 1st grade: 69
  • 2nd grade: 56
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 61
  • 5th grade: 76
  • 6th grade: 87
15 to 1 32 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Palomino Intermediate School
15815 North 29th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-2900
  • Total: 424
  • 4th grade: 148
  • 5th grade: 149
  • 6th grade: 127
15 to 1 28 4th Grade 6th Grade
Palomino Primary School
15833 North 29th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-2800
  • Total: 684
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 159
  • 1st grade: 154
  • 2nd grade: 174
  • 3rd grade: 161
16 to 1 44 Prekindergarten 3rd Grade
Pinnacle Peak Elementary
7690 East Williams Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
602-449-6700
  • Total: 814
  • Kindergarten: 117
  • 1st grade: 109
  • 2nd grade: 111
  • 3rd grade: 107
  • 4th grade: 137
  • 5th grade: 131
  • 6th grade: 102
21 to 1 39 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Quail Run Elementary School
4600 West Cortaro Farms Rd
Tucson, AZ 85742
520-682-4749
  • Total: 620
  • Pre-k: 18
  • Kindergarten: 88
  • 1st grade: 79
  • 2nd grade: 100
  • 3rd grade: 83
  • 4th grade: 78
  • 5th grade: 66
  • 6th grade: 70
18 to 1 35 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Roadrunner School
3540 East Cholla
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-449-2000
  • Total: 209
  • Pre-k: 125
  • Kindergarten: 1
  • 1st grade: 3
  • 2nd grade: 7
  • 3rd grade: 11
  • 4th grade: 11
  • 5th grade: 3
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 10
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 6
  • 12th grade: 7
9 to 1 23 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Sandpiper Elementary School
6724 East Hearn Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-6300
  • Total: 454
  • Pre-k: 13
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 55
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 70
  • 5th grade: 67
  • 6th grade: 67
16 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Sonoran Sky Elementary School
12990 North 75th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
602-449-6500
  • Total: 636
  • Kindergarten: 82
  • 1st grade: 77
  • 2nd grade: 90
  • 3rd grade: 110
  • 4th grade: 103
  • 5th grade: 89
  • 6th grade: 85
18 to 1 35 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Sunset Canyon School
2727 East Siesta Ln
Phoenix, AZ 85050
602-449-5100
  • Total: 588
  • Pre-k: 26
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 78
  • 2nd grade: 88
  • 3rd grade: 83
  • 4th grade: 71
  • 5th grade: 86
  • 6th grade: 78
17 to 1 35 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Village Vista Elementary School
4215 East Andora Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-3600
  • Total: 407
  • Pre-k: 21
  • Kindergarten: 51
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 57
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 62
  • 5th grade: 49
  • 6th grade: 63
16 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Whispering Wind Academy
15844 North 43rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-7300
  • Total: 540
  • Kindergarten: 72
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 77
  • 4th grade: 69
  • 5th grade: 77
  • 6th grade: 97
14 to 1 39 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Wildfire Elementary School
3997 East Lockwood Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85050
602-449-2000
  • Total: 825
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 159
  • 1st grade: 143
  • 2nd grade: 109
  • 3rd grade: 121
  • 4th grade: 102
  • 5th grade: 106
  • 6th grade: 83
20 to 1 42 Prekindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the Paradise Valley Unified District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Desert Shadows Middle School
340 Blvd Del Rey David
Nogales, AZ 85621
520-287-0800
  • Total: 770
  • 6th grade: 276
  • 7th grade: 261
  • 8th grade: 233
23 to 1 33 6th Grade 8th Grade
Explorer Middle School
22401 North 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85050
602-449-4200
  • Total: 705
  • 7th grade: 354
  • 8th grade: 351
20 to 1 35 7th Grade 8th Grade
Greenway Middle School
3002 East Nisbet
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-2400
  • Total: 632
  • 7th grade: 303
  • 8th grade: 329
15 to 1 43 7th Grade 8th Grade
Liberty Elementary School
19818 West Hwy 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326
623-327-2810
  • Total: 734
  • Pre-k: 17
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 82
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 89
  • 5th grade: 71
  • 6th grade: 91
15 to 1 48 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Mountain Trail Middle School
2323 East Mountain Gate Pass
Phoenix, AZ 85024
602-449-4600
  • Total: 890
  • 7th grade: 422
  • 8th grade: 468
22 to 1 41 7th Grade 8th Grade
Shea Middle School
2728 East Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-449-3500
  • Total: 766
  • 7th grade: 351
  • 8th grade: 415
16 to 1 47 7th Grade 8th Grade
Sunrise Middle School
4960 East Acoma Dr
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-6100
  • Total: 524
  • 7th grade: 255
  • 8th grade: 269
19 to 1 28 7th Grade 8th Grade
Vista Verde Middle School
2826 East Grovers
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-5300
  • Total: 821
  • 7th grade: 413
  • 8th grade: 408
18 to 1 47 7th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Paradise Valley Unified District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Horizon High School
5601 East Greenway Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
602-449-6000
  • Total: 2,304
  • 9th grade: 568
  • 10th grade: 581
  • 11th grade: 571
  • 12th grade: 584
23 to 1 99 9th Grade 12th Grade
North Canyon High School
1700 East Union Hills Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85024
602-449-5000
  • Total: 2,431
  • 9th grade: 657
  • 10th grade: 659
  • 11th grade: 610
  • 12th grade: 505
24 to 1 101 9th Grade 12th Grade
Paradise Valley High School
3950 East Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-7000
  • Total: 1,564
  • 9th grade: 367
  • 10th grade: 368
  • 11th grade: 382
  • 12th grade: 447
18 to 1 89 9th Grade 12th Grade
Pinnacle High School
3535 East Mayo Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85050
602-449-4000
  • Total: 2,168
  • 9th grade: 595
  • 10th grade: 568
  • 11th grade: 525
  • 12th grade: 480
23 to 1 93 9th Grade 12th Grade
Polaris High School
15002 North 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-2300
  • Total: 152
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 23
  • 11th grade: 35
  • 12th grade: 79
15 to 1 10 9th Grade 12th Grade
Roadrunner School
3540 East Cholla
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-449-2000
  • Total: 209
  • Pre-k: 125
  • Kindergarten: 1
  • 1st grade: 3
  • 2nd grade: 7
  • 3rd grade: 11
  • 4th grade: 11
  • 5th grade: 3
  • 6th grade: 6
  • 7th grade: 10
  • 8th grade: 8
  • 9th grade: 7
  • 10th grade: 4
  • 11th grade: 6
  • 12th grade: 7
9 to 1 23 Prekindergarten 12th Grade
Shadow Mountain High School
2902 East Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
602-449-3000
  • Total: 1,847
  • 9th grade: 484
  • 10th grade: 473
  • 11th grade: 411
  • 12th grade: 479
23 to 1 82 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Paradise Valley Unified District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Prospect School
15002 North 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
602-449-2300
  • Total: 39
  • 1st grade: 1
  • 2nd grade: 1
  • 3rd grade: 1
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 7th grade: 3
  • 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 2
  • 10th grade: 2
  • 11th grade: 5
  • 12th grade: 6
5 to 1 8 Prekindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $27,776
  • Median family income: $62,723
  • Median male income: $35,999
  • Median female income: $25,000
  • Median income of a renter: $36,282
  • Median income of a home owner: $63,761
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    7,145 9,185 12,650 18,050 14,700

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