VISTA VERDE MIDDLE SCHOOL

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2826 E GROVERS AVE
PHOENIX, AZ 85032
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Phone: 602-449-5300
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Paradise Valley Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 350
  • Number Students: 700
  • Number Teachers: 70
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4313
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 150
  • Principal: Ms Andrea Hoffler
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (58 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (40 Reviews)
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    Posted 2012-08-20
    "currently, im in eighth grade, i have been in this school(and AVID) for two years. saying 'the students are mean' or 'the teachers are bad' is waay too general. yes, some teachers *cough*need more practice....and of course! theres bad kids/people wherever you go! you cant blame that on the school. and i dont believe that AVID and MYP students get more attention, its that they PAY MORE ATTENTION TO SCHOOL themselves! there are things i really hate when im at school, but i wouldnt exactly blame that 'on the school', people just use that as an excuse."
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    Posted 2012-04-04
    "I am currently an 8th grader in MYP at Vista Verde. I love this program and Vista Verde. All of the staff at Vista Verde is fantastic. I have never been so happy to be a part of a greater picture. MYP has encouraged me to look at things from a different perspective. It has taught me how to be a better person. While at Vista Verde I have tried things that I normally wouldn't consider. I've tried numerous sports and after school clubs. At first these things didn't interet me much, but I have made friends that I know will last a life time. Another great thing about MYP is the trip to Wahington, DC. This trip gives students the opprutunity to meet people from different places around the US. We were really able to connect with them and see their perspective on different topics. Vista Verde's teachers are also a key part to my success. They are all willing to help and truly want the best for us. Vista Verde has shown me that I can do anything. I wouldn't want to be at any other middle school because Vista Verde is perfect."
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    Posted 2012-03-25
    "I hate this school!!! i am a student at Vista Verde and honestly wish i wasn't.I have asked to be transfered many times but it has not worked . The students are mean and pick on anyone who has an oppinion different than thare own.the teachers are only pay atenion to the kids who are misbehaving in class ,not the ones who actually want to learn.Children are are constenly cursing , texting,chewing gum,and talking when the teachers talking, and get away with it becuse the teachers are too bisy trying to handle one or more children who are making a secne and rilling the other kids up. Besides the disiplin,the edgucation also needs work.The school has a few good programs that rase the test scores,but if your not in them you are constenly taught,and treated, like a third grader.Parents,if your reading this do NOT send your child to this school.I have been hear for almost 2years now and have hated every second of it . ~annonomous Vista Verde student"
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    Posted 2011-05-23
    "Our daughter has attended Vista Verde the last two years while in the IB Program. She has had nothing but great experiences there! The IB teachers are knowledgeable, informed, caring, and really respect the different learning styles of each student. Beyond that, the principal and vice-principal are truly active in the daily activities of all the students in and outside the classroom. We highly recommend Vista Verde and the IB Program there!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-05-23
    "I am a current 8th grade student of VVMS in the IB/MYP program. Vista Verde is a low income school and isn't in the best of neighborhoods,but the IB program has changed my perspective on my view on almost everything. I used to just concentrate on the top layer perspective but now I look at all sides in much more depth. I've had a great 2yrs there. There have been fights but the Vice principal, the police officer on campus, and the duty aides got a handle on the situations right a away. This is bound to happen at the best of schools. The main point is that the teachers know what they're doing, and they care about each and every student even if it doesn't seem like it from the outside. All the teachers want all of their students to do a great job in their class. In IB we are taught to connect all of our subjects together and I think that all of the teachers do that. The teachers form their curriculum around all of their students' learning abilities. Over all Vista Verde is a great school to go to if you are going in to IB or even just as a regular student. You will fit in any where at VVMS!"
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