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Paseo Verde Elementary School

Public | PK-8 | 811 students

 

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Posted May 30, 2014

Academics at this school are great but I feel as if it is almost too focused on test grades. They drill and drill all year for testing because it really matters to this school. If they finish the curriculum before testing they go over it again and again anyways instead of preparing students for next year. Coming from a school that had students learning things from next year the year before I am very disappointed. My child has trouble with academics and needs time to learn things and learning the year before really helped her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

The teachers at Paseo Verde are wonderful. My son is entering his third year at this school and his first and second grade teacher were so understanding towards his situation. The principal became actively involved without request in assisting with an ADHD issue I was having with my son. My only request would be to tell the ladies in the front administration office that when they look at you like you have 3 heads.... WE CAN SEE YOU DO IT.... A little more respect from them and this school would be as close to perfect as you can get!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2013

Our son entered this school as an eighth-grader, and we've been pleased with the entire atmosphere. He's receiving a quality education and the teachers are caring and very competent. His fellow classmates have been supportive, and the principal is very hands-on; he was running the audio equipment during the recent talent show, plus, he communicates well with parents and is always available to answer questions. We're glad to have found Paseo Verde and have seen first hand why the students' AIMS scores are so impressive. In addition to the Core subjects, they offer band, choir, art, NJHS, technology that focuses on life careers, Student Council, and a gifted program. Extracurricular activities include a variety of sports and clubs. They have an active PTSO that organizes and runs numerous activities, and each year the students participate in a talent show, a patriotic speech contest, a spelling bee and a geography bee. We give this school two thumbs up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2011

This school is 10 stars we moved here in the middle of the year. My son was in kinder he was not reading, counting very well. I thought he may have a learning disability. well it just took A great school and more then anything A outstanding teacher . What he was struggling with was confidence in his self and she brought that out. With in 4 months my son now reads books writes sentances can do his counting and much more. It is so hard to find teachers that really care these days and I am so greatful for my sons experience here. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2010

My daughter's experience was fantastic at Paseo Verde. She went there from 2008 thru 2010 (7th and 8th grade.) She was the Vice President of the National Junior Honor Society, in Cross County and Track, and on Student Council. She was also in advanced math both years. We loved all of her teachers and coaches. The kids were so welcoming and over all good kids. This school is rated by Arizona as Excelling, and we totally agree. We will have my son go there in a few years for sure!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2010

All of my five children have gone here and none have once complained. They all love it, the teachers are helpfull and very attentive and the principal and vice principal do a great job in watching how the school is being run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Great school!!! My son has been going here for 2 years and his dad was the first graduating class! Also if your child is entering 1st grade request Mr. Conway! He is an awesome teacher! All of the staff are extremely positive to work with also and are always there for your help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

Love love love this excelling school! All of the staff is wonderful and the curriculum is top notch! the students thrive here and are soo far ahead of other students in the same district. Parents are great and are highly involved. What a fabulous team we have at paseo verde with all of the staff to create such an excelling learning environment for every child! thank you paseo verde for everything you do to provide my child with such an incredibly strong learning environment! you are definitely the best of the best! I wish every school in arizona was comparable to paseo verde! You excell in every way paseo verde!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2009

Peoria School District is known for being among the best in the state. We hand-picked Paseo Verde when we were looking for a home in the area because of it's 'Excelling' performance rating. So far we have not been disappointed. Our daughter was in Kindergarten with Mrs. Musselman, and I'm certain that this teacher has made a life-long impression on our daughter. She is now in first grade and is reading above grade level. The school started testing as young as first grade this year for their gifted program so she can continue to progress and not get lazy. They do just as well at making sure nobody falls behind. Many of the children who started the year in the school's PAL reading program have caught up and are now reading with the rest of the class. The only problem I have had has been with the school nurse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

This school is #1 in the Peoria Unified District. I have 2 Boys that have attended over the past 6 years. The Principal, Mary Hoefner, runs an excellent program that will be very beneficial to my children in later years. Teachers and Staff are second to none! Great job to all of them! J.G Peoria, AZ
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2008

I feel like this school has really dropped the ball with my son's education and that they have failed him big time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2005

Paseo Verde is an excellent school with excellent teachers. My daughter has attended for the past three years and we are extremely pleased with her progress and the school's work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2005

Both of my children have excelled in school in and out of Paseo Verde - Great Job!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2005

Paseo Verde was a wonderful experience for both of my children. I enjoyed the teaching staff over the years and felt that they really cared about the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Great academics but lacks parental interaction. Overall recommended.
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Posted July 8, 2005

My daughter and I have had an excellent experience at Paseo Verde. We have been extremely pleased with every teacher from second through fourth grade. This school has high academic and behavior standards. There are plenty of music, art, sport and other extracurricular activities to choose from. The parents are highly involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2004

The teachers are great with a real enthusiasm toward learning. The school provides top notch curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2004

Paseo Verde is a great school. My son is challenged and eager to learn and strives for perfect attendance because he loves to go everyday. The office staff is helpful with all questions and issues. The teachers are available by whatever means whether it be phone, email, or in person. We don't regret choosing this school for our children to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2004

The Kindergarten program is terrific. My daughter has thrived at Paseo Verde. The teachers are excellent. -Well organized and child-centered! Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2003

This school and their faculty are the best!


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2014.

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88%

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87%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

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95%

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97%

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94%

2011

 
 
94%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

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85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
81%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%
Science

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n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 42%
Hispanic 24% 43%
Black 5% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

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  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

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  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Fax number
  • (623) 412-5084

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
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School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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7880 W Greenway Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
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