Superior education opportunities help make North Phoenix a desirable place to live and learn.
For primary education (k through 12), the area includes two nationally decorated unified school districts: Paradise Valley and Deer Valley, plus specialized charter schools and private colleges and universities offering adult education.
Paradise Valley School District has more than 32,000 students with five high schools, five middle schools and 27 elementary schools.
Deer Valley School District currently serves 28,000 students with three high schools, six middle schools and 19 elementary schools.
Both districts have managed high growth but maintained above national average scoring on standardized tests.
The Maricopa County Community College District, one of the nations largest and highest ranked, has Paradise Valley Community College, serving more than 7,000 full and part-time students. The school has been labeled a "premiere institution" by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college offers a wide curriculum of pre-nursing, pre-education, pre-emergency, pre-pharmacy, and hazardous materials technology, plus extensive international business courses.
Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff offers Bachelors Degree programs on the Paradise Valley Community College campus.
Other educational opportunities and an easy commute are: Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, ASU West, Ottawa University, University of Phoenix, Thunderbird-The American Graduate School of International Management, and specialized colleges.
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