Finding the right elementary school can also mean finding the right home and neighborhood. A great school system can increase the education and success level of your child and also increase the value of your home.

Having a top rated school district near your home is a high priority for many families looking to settle in Paradise Valley.

There are many elementary schools in the valley to choose from and each has their own set of qualities and characteristics to consider before you buy a house in paradise valley.

Girl painting during fine art class at a school in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Every child is unique and has different talents, their potential is as wide open as the possibilities Paradise Valley schools offer. Their path through elementary school will equip them with the necessary skills and abilities to become excellent students. This is where PV schools come in, to help guide, inspire, and challenge their dreams to become reality.   

In Arizona, your child may attend any school in the district or outside the district. You may also choose to have your child attend a charter school and special education students and foster children are eligible to receive vouchers to attend private schools. Students who attend a Title I school designated as “in need of improvement” have the right to attend a higher performing school in the district under the federal No Child Left Behind law.

Paradise Valley School District offers pre-12 grade and enrolls 19% of the population of Paradise Valley. Elementary schools provide free full-day kindergarten and a full range of engaging, hands-on learning opportunities like Suzuki Strings – a violin program designed to cultivate your child’s interest in the violin, music, and the performing arts. Schools also provide Award-winning fine arts programs, foreign language emergence programs in both Spanish and Mandarin, special education, gifted, and more. You’re sure to find a great elementary school with fantastic programs for your child in the valley.  

Paradise Valley contains 55 primary and secondary schools.

Image of school girl from Elementary school in Paradise Valley, Arizona learning robotics.

 One of the best schools is North Ranch Elementary School, which is rated 10. North Ranch Elementary School has fewer than 500 students and presents them with a diversity of excellent programs. They are a model Whole Brain Learning School and are a current A+ recipient. They also offer a comprehensive arts experience that includes Visual Arts, Choral Music, Band, and Orchestra plus after-school programs to enhance and enrich student learning with a variety of opportunities.

Another top elementary school is Cherokee Elementary School. This school is also rated above average in school quality and has a great reputation among the community and school district for academic excellence. They are also an A+ school and ranked 13 on the 50 Best American Schools list. They also feature many clubs including a running club and a gardening club.

Kiva Elementary School also ranks high on the list. This school is rated above average compared to other schools in the state for school quality. Students attending this school perform above average on state tests, they make year-over-year academic improvements and have about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students. They also offer many during and after school activities including band, art, and a school-sponsored robotics team.

For more than 100 years Paradise Valley schools have consistently represented the best in K-12 education.

PV schools have one of the highest concentrations of national board certified teachers in a lead group representing only 3% of teachers nationwide. PV schools provide highly engaging, meaningful, and well-rounded educational experiences for the families they serve.