PROFICIENCY 51% 43% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
43%Paradise Valley Unified District

Pinnacle High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Paradise Valley Unified District" in Phoenix, AZ. There are a total of 2,443 students and 97 teachers at Pinnacle High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 26 to 1. There are a total of 128 free lunch students and 31 reduced lunch students.

Pinnacle High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 51.0%, which is 43% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio26:1
Free lunch128
Reduced lunch31


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment669
Taking some courses569
Taking some courses (not tests)104
Passing some courses362
Passing no courses210

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Pinnacle High School, there are a total of 669 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 569 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School48%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School53%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Pinnacle High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 79.8% 60.0% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 0.2% 0.3% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 4.4% 3.4% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 10.5% 28.5% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 1.1% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.7% 3.0% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.0% 3.7% 2.2% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Cherokee Elementary School72%8.4Paradise Valley, AZ
Montessori Academy42%11.3Paradise Valley, AZ
Kiva Elementary School74%11.7Paradise Valley, AZ

Phoenix demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)3,0055791
Median age33.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%53%55%
Speak English63%73%79%
Speak Spanish31%20%13%

Education level achieved in Phoenix

Completed 8th grade79.7%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.2%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college57.3%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree35.2%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.4%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Pinnacle High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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