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Category : Awards

37 PV Schools Make Niche’s 2020 Top-Ranked Schools in the Valley List

Wednesday , December 04 , 2019

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PVSchools had 26 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools earn a spot on the Niche.com 2020 Best Public Schools in the Phoenix Area list. 

Elementary Schools

  • Copper Canyon Elementary School – A
  • Desert Shadows Elementary School – A
  • Desert Trails Elementary School – A
  • North Ranch Elementary School – A
  • Sonoran Sky Elementary School – A
  • Boulder Creek Elementary School – A-
  • Fireside Elementary School – A-
  • Grayhawk Elementary School – A-
  • Hidden Hills Elementary School – A-
  • Liberty Elementary School – A-
  • Mercury Mine Elementary School – A-
  • Pinnacle Peak Preparatory School – A-
  • Quail Run Elementary School – A-
  • Sandpiper Elementary School – A-
  • Wildfire Elementary School – A-
  • Desert Cove Elementary School – B+
  • Desert Springs Preparatory School – B+
  • Sunset Canyon Elementary School – B+
  • Whispering Wind Academy – B+
  • Cactus View Elementary School – B
  • Campo Bello Elementary School – B
  • Eagle Ridge Elementary School – B
  • Indian Bend Elementary School – B
  • Larkspur Elementary School – B-
  • Echo Mountain Intermediate – B-
  • Echo Mountain Primary – B-

Middle Schools

  • Desert Shadows Middle Shcool – A-
  • Explorer Middle School – A-
  • Mountain Trail Middle School – B+
  • Sunrise Middle School – B+
  • Shea Middle School – B
  • Vista Verde Middle School – B-

High Schools

  • Paradise Valley High School – A
  • Horizon High School – A-
  • Pinnacle High School – A-
  • North Canyon High School – B
  • Shadow Mountain High School – B

The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education, state test scores, student-teacher ratio, student diversity, teacher quality, grade school ratings, and the overall quality of the school district, as well as reviews from parents. For high school rankings, college data was included. 

View the complete list of the 2020 Best Schools in Phoenix Area.