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About This School

Villa De Paz Elementary School is a public middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Villa De Paz Elementary School is Ms. Kathleen Welsh. 770 students attend Villa De Paz Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 20% of the Villa De Paz Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 770 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Villa De Paz Elementary School is 23:1. Calderwood Alternative School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Dance
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 62% 67%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 8%
Asian 1.0% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 59%
Limited English proficiency 20% 22%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is excellent! The staff are caring and respectful. The students are well educated. My daughter has been attending the school since !st grade now in 8th. She gets all exceeds on her report card!

  • (11 months ago)

    All five of my children attend Villa De Paz Elementary! The staff in the office are so nice their teachers are grate in what they do! My children have learn so much.

  • (3 years ago)

    i loved this school aseptically my 8th grade science teacher Mr.Erickson. Now that i am no longer attending this school i hope my brothers and sister will have Mr. Erickson he is a fun and enjoyable teacher.My cousin had him when he was at copper king and he too enjoyed him.Some students didn't like the way he teaches becouse he disaplense harshly but most of the students like him. as far as the other teachers they are ok.The students are a little rough around the edges but you get used to them after a couple days.

  • (3 years ago)

    I think as a student its a good school the teachers were exellent i was dooing so good n that school one they offered me a scholership.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a parent I find it hard to say anything too positive about Villa de Paz. I enjoyed my childrens Kindergarten teacher out up with the Second Grade teacher embraced the 7th & 8th Grade Staff that is until their lastest addition arrived Mr. E. This one teacher has sucked the life out of the students motivation and the office staff's ignorance or unwillingness to address the issue has destroyed a once closely knitt staff. This school has begon to rot around one bad apple.

  • (3 years ago)

    this was a terrible school to attend. discipline was hardly enforced bullying was open and never punished when i attended. extracurricular activities were hardly present the gifted program wasn't worthwhile... send your kids somewhere else.

  • (3 years ago)

    As child who attend this school from 1st thru 8th grade I have to say I'm not impressed with the schooling I was given at Villa de Paz.. Tell me how is it that none of the teachers found my dyslexia til i was in high school?

  • (4 years ago)

    This school has the greatest teachers that are willing to work with parents to achieve the goals students need to meet.

  • (4 years ago)

    Since attending Villa De Paz in 07 my children have imporved in many areas and the staff really care about their progress

  • (5 years ago)

    They are just great my child learns alot im so proud to call this my childs school

  • (5 years ago)

    As a teacher at Villa I feel we have made great strides to have our school be a safe environment for our students. We are a Highly Performing school and that came from a lot of hard work from students parents and teachers. I enjoy working at Villa and hope our students and parents do too.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and overall a great school little to no discipline issues. I am very involved in the school and can not say enough on how wonderful the staff and administrators are!

  • (5 years ago)

    Well from the comments of other parents i can see that i'm not the only that has a problem with the lack of extracurricular activities & the lack of safety (open/no gate on west side)

  • (6 years ago)

    Villa de Paz is an above average school with above average teachers. My kids went attended K-8 there a few years ago. Both are doing well in high school and I expect them to graduate in the top one percent of their class. In general they had great teachers. I was involved in their classrooms so I knew the teachers. Parental involvement makes all the difference.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 2 boys at Ville de Paz. 4 years now. I think they do a great job with what they have which unfortunately isn't alot. Parents don't volunteer they shirk their responsibility for parenting off onto the teacher. Parents should always be on top of their kids education. That is not the job of the teacher. A teacher is there to teach the academics but as far as the rest culture respect morals....that falls to the parent. I do feel there are alot of undisciplined kids but that doesn't fall to the school parents need to step up and stop blaming teachers for everything their kids do. They need extra curricular programs. A good band class with the chance of advancing to advanced band etc. I would love that for my kids. Overall I give them a B....they try hard.

  • (6 years ago)

    My two boys attended Villa de Paz and we were very pleased with the teachers and staff. The bottom line for all students seemed to always be 'in the best interest of the child'. My sophmore son passed his AIMS writing with flying colors and was 1 point short for his AIMS math..and that was the first go round! I credit VdP teachers as he was there from 3rd-8th grades. I think as long as parents take care of their teaching of morals and ethics at home Villa de Paz is quite capable of teaching willing students their academics. The extracurricular activities have dropped though as the years have gone by and that is a shame but more a district problem than individual school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has gone to Villa de Paz since kindergarten and now is in 7th grade he has had 3 decent teachers. ( the ones that really teach and assign challenging work) Until fifth grade he always a great student A's and B's on the honor role the last 2 years he has had C's and D's and the work he is asked to do is alot of review I think he needs to have challenging work if he is bored he starts talking to others around him and goofing around whicxh leads to poor performance. I have often wondered if he did go to another school how far behind he would be academically. I hope that the AIMS testing requirements go away I don't think my son will be able to pass this test to graduate.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter attends preschool at this school. It's a great preschool program and the teachers are great.

  • (8 years ago)

    Most teachers at this school dont call the parents to inform them of any behavioral issues. The overall student body are definitly not being taught how to respect each other.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughters have been going to Villa de Paz for three years now. Although the teachers they have had till now are great and the resource teacher is awesome. I would not recommend this school. I do not like the quality of academic and extracurricular activities and there are too many negative things I have found out. Alot of families have relocated their kids to differernt schools since the quality of education isn't the greatest.

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