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3302 W. Louise
Phoenix, AZ 85027

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(623) 445-5000
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October 25, 2014
This is NOT an A+ school, my daughter is in 4th grade and I'm afraid she's going to struggle all through school, she's just being pushed through the system. What happened to books, and writing spelling words 10 times each? She has never brought home an academic book, just worksheets. How am I supposed to help her do homework based off a worksheet? Honestly she got more help and support in the Washington school district

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2014
This school reminds me of the saying "You can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig". There's been so many attempts to bring this schools achievement level up by adding so many various programs it's mind blowing. This school has all these labels A++ school of excellence, IB, and TAP to try and make its self look better than it is. Where's the improvement because it's not in recent AIM's score results? The teacher turn over rate is high due to being over worked, not appreciated, and sick of dealing with large amounts of discipline issues. These Administrators don't follow through with numerous behavior issues because having high discipline problems recorded on the books make them look bad. Of the few teachers that have weathered the storm of change this school has gone through over the last four years there are some true gems when it come to quality educators. However, this school is on the lower middle end of quality education if you have high expectation for your child.

- submitted by a community member
January 26, 2014
This school is all for show. I had all three of my children enrolled at first. My middle daughter was harassed by staff.The principal never helped, despite our requests. I homeschool her now. Curriculum is so far behind. My advanced children are studying things they learned two years ago.They study for weeks for state test just to influence the scores. They just want money. Certain staff are great. But, as a whole, this school is awful. They want to look good so even if kids earn an F, the lowest grade is a C. What? My son walks to school, while his sister rides the bus, that stops in our driveway. Really? The bus driver even said he was one of the only children who behaved. But, it's inappropriate for my 12 year old to ride the bus, though my 11 year old can. The lunch period is 15 minutes. The kids have 15 minutes to maneuver the line, receive sub par food, and inhale it. My kids are supposed to concentrate and do their best on a few bites of food, all day. The cafeteria staff ask us to complain to the school board, because the principal doesn't care. That's the point. He doesn't care about your kids. Just the bottom line. He should be a politician. What a travesty.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2012
My child started Paseo Hills this year in the 5th grade. The only positive statement I have about this school is the Principal is GREAT. As for academics, this school falls below the A++ rating they have listed publicly. My child s 5th grade class has had 3 different teaches this year and at least 1/2 a dozen substitutes since January of this year. Deer Valley School District has done nothing to compensate for my child or her classmates academic decline and poor grades. Nor has the District even offered the students and parent s assistance on how to deal with the multiple teacher assignments and substitutes. Instead, the District left my child, her classmates , us parents and the Principle out to dry. Thank goodness the school has this particular Principal assigned to this school, as she has been nothing short of a saint throughout this situation. Thanks to her strong leadership skills and experience with this District. The District continues to turn their backs on the students and parents at this school. Just today I contacted the school about a safety issue involving the children s safety before and after school and the District (indirectly) stated they acknowledge my call.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
My son has been at Paseo for 5 years. This year I was told (by his teacher) there is no after school help and no tutoring. If your child falls behind and the teacher with 29 other students, cannot get to him/her, it will be up to the parent to teach the child. The quality of Teaching is up to the Parent, not the Teacher. The dont have Homework now, it is called "Practice Work". They dont receive a grade on Practice work, but if they need to re-take a test, they have to show their Practice work. I am hoping to move my son to a Charter School very soon

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2011
We couldn't be happier with Paseo Hills! the teachers are great, the principal is great and actually interacts with the students! our son is going into the third grade and so far his favorite teacher has been his 2nd grade teacher Ms. Pettit who is a wonderful teacher!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2010
The teachers are fantastic at this school, and as my child enters his 2nd year I am excited to see how he will grow with this wonderful learning experience. The only reason I did not give a full 5 stars is due to the slight overcrowding of the school. I understand that there are circumstances that have come about this past year that the school cannot help. But budget cuts and cutting teachers does not help our children, it only hurts them. I don't know that any public school in Arizona could get 5 stars with the recent events. It is sad, but a fact for our state. I hope to see more teachers, smaller classes, full day K back, better lunches, and more one on one time for kids and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I love Paseo Hills ! my daughter is in Kindergarden this year and i could not be happier with her education . Mrs Spak is a wonderful teacher and i hope to see more teachers like her in the yrs to come.

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April 18, 2009
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September 25, 2008
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May 02, 2008
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February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 20, 2008
This is the best school I've ever attended. I have been going here for four years now and I am in the seventh grade. I feel the teachers are really into making sure all of their students have bright future ahead of them. the principal is one of the nicest people I have met. Its really great that she goes around into the classrooms to see how their doing. The VP is one of the funniest people I have met and he is really good at relating to the students. If I had a chance to stay at Paseo forever I would take the offer really fast!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 02, 2007
Paseo Hills is one of the best school I have ever attended. I moved schools and realized that I learned more at Paseo Hills than I did at the other school. The teachers are awesome and really dedicated to teaching! I'm proud to say that I went to this school!!!!

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2006
My son attends the school and I volunteer on the boards and help out his teachers. It is a great school. They are very concerned about the children's education and the staff seems to have a very good attitude. Most of the staff has been ther a long time. I am happy with the education my son is getting at Paseo Hills. I like that parents are allowed to come and go to be very involved in their childs daily education.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
My son has attended Paseo Hills for the last three years (grade 1-3). We have been very happy with the school. His teachers have been very well organized. We have always had great communication between the teachers and parents. He seems to have a little more homework than my friend's children who live in another district, but overall it has seemed to improve the test scores.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
I have had my kids at this school for 7 years and I am very happy. The new principal and assistant principal this year are very welcoming and value parent involvement and participation. The teachers have done an excellent job at keeping my kids challenged and the extracurricular activities and family nights that they offer are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
Great school. My kid go to this school. I feel it needs to do more just by looking at the AIMS test results. I support giving more homework to be given to kids. Another suggestion: The difficulty of Math problem should be raised a little higher.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
So far I am impressed with the school. It is very organized with very clear goals.

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no rating July 09, 2005
want to learn more about this school

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no rating June 30, 2005
This school has an abundance of good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
The school received an award from the A+ School Foundation, and it is well deserved. The staff and administration are very responsive to the students needs. The school offers a wide variety of programs, including before-after school care, art, music, band, drama, and team sports. The PTSA organization is very involved, having 100% participation, and extremely supportive of the activities that happen.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
Wonderful school i went there myself It was quite amazing - Very nice people and the teachers did great - parents were invovled in almost every school assembly and there tons of people on Honor Roll and Principal's List. The K-8 mix allowed the older students to learn how to tutor the younger students. The only negative of the school is that there are no lockers so that you dont have to carry your backpack from class to class with tons of books.

- submitted by a former student
April 18, 2005
Plenty of extra-carricular opportunities, theater, drama, academics. Teachers are genuinly interested in your children's success. Great PTO.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
My child is in the 1st grade this year and has learned a lot in class. I find that the school has great PTSA events. My child looks forward to going to school during the day and when the school has special events. The teachers and the students are great. The school appearance is clean and seem to take pride in taking care of their school. I feel confident that the school staff has the student's best interest in mind in terms of their education and 'lifeskills'.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2005
Great academic programs and extracurricular activities.

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December 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2004
This is an excellent school. They provide a quality education for their students. Highly qualified teachers and administrators. Support staff is very knowledgable and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2004
Paseo Hills is the worst school I have encountered thus far. Completely unforgiving staff...my child is 6 years old, wrote on a desk with crayon and was charged with 'vandilism' and suspended for 3 days. Give me a break, a little harsh...

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
My son has attended Paseo Hills since Kindergarten. He has been fortunate enough to have a wonderful teacher, Mrs. Prosory for the past two years. She is very dedicated to her job and is always seeking future knowledge to learn more to help her students to be more successful! I am often concerned with the safety of students before and after school. It seems that they have sufficent monitors for the drop off,(which is very smooth)but other places on campus children are a little wild and no one is there to moniter after dismissal. Class sizes could be smaller, but this is the State's problem, not the school! They need to allocate the money to make our schools great!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2003
We've been very unhappy with this school, especially the last 2 years. It seems that they are more concerned with appearances than actually doing what it takes to keep their quality teachers. The classes are over-crowded, the teachers are frustrated by the lack of support they get from the Prinicpal and the test scores seem to fall more each year (it's only been open 4 yrs, so that's not a good thing). We're wishing we had never moved to this district!

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Paseo Hills is a twice named Arizona A+ School of Excellence. We have many unique programs to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn at their appropriate pace and style of learning. In addition, our school has a 1 to 1 initiative in 15 of our classrooms with all students in those classrooms having a personal netbook for use in their learning. Students in grade kindergarten through 8th grade create and maintain e-Portfolios to showcase the story of their learning each school year. We are also currently in the application process to become an International Baccalaureate Middle Year Program World School. Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies and 21st Century Learning form the backdrop of educational experiences at Paseo Hills. However, the Arts (visual, instrumental and vocal) also play a large part in the educational experience of each student. Paseo Hills boasts the largest middle school bands in the Deer Valley School District. This year each of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands received Superior with Distinction marks at the Arizona Pageant of Bands Competition. Overall, Paseo Hills has a student centered focus, with supportive teachers, staff, and parents. We are proud of our school!


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Paseo Hills Elementary School
3302 W. Louise, Phoenix, AZ  85027
(623) 445-5000
Last modified Paseo Hills Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Paseo Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top