Cactus Shadows High School

Public 8-12

 5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
       Scottsdale, AZ  85266


 (480) 575-2000

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District: Cave Creek Unified District (4244)

SchoolDigger Rank:
62nd of 287 Arizona High Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  26.7
Number of students:  1,819

Racial breakdown:

White:
87.9%
Hispanic:
7.6%
Asian:
1.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.9%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, October 7, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Cactus Shadows High School ranked better than 78.4% of high schools in Arizona. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.22. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (87.9%), Hispanic (7.6%), Asian (1.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 5.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cactus Shadows High School is 26.7. (See more...)
Compare Cactus Shadows High School employs 68 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Cactus Shadows High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cactus Shadows High School 62nd of 287 Arizona public high schools. (See Cactus Shadows High School in the ranking list.)

Cave Creek Unified District (4244):

SchoolDigger ranks Cave Creek Unified District (4244) 70th of 346 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cactus Shadows High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 86.54 59th 395 85.1%
2010 90.78 35th 403 91.3%
2011 84.65 60th 397 84.9%
2012 85.55 58th 471 87.7%
2013 88.44 39th 491 92.1%
2014 77.91 89th 394 77.4%
2015 67.21 55th 261 78.9%
2016 77.43 54th 406 86.7%
2017 73.66 64th 416 84.6%
2018 75.76 60th 420 85.7%
2019 67.22 62nd 287 78.4%

Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent on FaceBook
Friday, September 19, 2014

Open Quote The staff at this school are extremely rude and unaccommodating. The curriculum is basic and does not prepare students for college. I am so happy my child will not be attending this school next year. One year is enough!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cactus Shadows High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 347 2 2 12 1 n/a n/a 3 367
1989 369 2 2 15 1 n/a n/a 3 392
1990 395 n/a 4 18 2 n/a n/a 0 405
1991 408 0 3 17 2 n/a n/a 17 447
1992 440 0 3 36 1 n/a n/a 0 480
1993 452 3 6 42 1 n/a n/a 0 504
1994 516 2 6 43 1 n/a n/a 0 568
1995 612 0 7 35 2 n/a n/a 0 656
1996 612 0 7 35 2 n/a n/a 0 656
1997 701 1 8 42 4 n/a n/a 0 756
1998 809 1 8 28 0 n/a n/a 0 846
1999 906 4 8 25 2 n/a n/a 0 945
2000 1057 6 8 39 0 n/a n/a 0 1110
2001 1045 6 5 44 6 n/a n/a 0 1106
2002 1244 13 13 64 2 n/a n/a 0 1336
2003 1244 13 13 64 2 n/a n/a 0 1336
2004 1302 11 16 69 4 n/a n/a 0 1402
2005 1356 10 21 85 2 n/a n/a 0 1474
2006 1443 8 33 96 6 n/a n/a 0 1586
2007 1549 8 32 114 6 n/a n/a 0 1709
2008 1575 13 35 111 6 n/a n/a 0 1740
2009 1601 20 42 122 7 n/a n/a 0 1792
2010 1571 19 45 131 6 n/a n/a 0 1772
2011 1610 22 48 125 6 0 2 0 1813
2012 1556 19 42 116 5 1 5 0 1744
2013 1533 18 45 116 4 5 1 0 1722
2014 1513 20 45 120 5 5 1 0 1709
2015 1512 18 41 111 5 6 11 0 1704
2016 1507 23 44 119 6 5 10 0 1714
2017 1569 25 43 120 6 3 9 0 1775
2018 1598 29 33 138 9 3 9 0 1819

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cactus Shadows High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 19.0 19.3 n/a
1989 392 21.3 18.4 n/a
1990 405 24.0 16.8 n/a
1991 447 24.3 18.3 n/a
1992 480 24.3 19.7 n/a
1993 504 27.0 18.7 n/a
1994 568 29.0 19.6 n/a
1995 656 33.1 19.8 n/a
1996 656 33.1 19.8 n/a
1997 756 33.0 22.9 n/a
1998 846 40.5 20.9 n/a
1999 945 48.4 19.5 n/a
2000 1110 52.4 21.2 n/a
2001 1106 57.2 19.3 n/a
2002 1336 67.1 19.9 4.3
2003 1336 67.1 19.9 4.3
2004 1402 68.6 20.4 3.8
2005 1474 71.9 20.5 4.5
2006 1586 74.9 21.2 0.9
2007 1709 75.6 22.6 2.2
2008 1740 79.9 21.8 3.2
2009 1792 74.8 24.0 5.8
2010 1772 77.3 22.9 9.7
2011 1813 79.2 22.8 10.2
2012 1744 79.5 21.9 12.1
2013 1722 75.3 22.8 11.9
2014 1709 72.7 23.5 10.6
2015 1704 70.0 24.3 9.7
2016 1714 66.0 25.9 7.9
2017 1775 69.1 25.6 7.8
2018 1819 68.0 26.7 5.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Cactus Shadows High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 367 19.0 19.3 n/a
1989 392 21.3 18.4 n/a
1990 405 24.0 16.8 n/a
1991 447 24.3 18.3 n/a
1992 480 24.3 19.7 n/a
1993 504 27.0 18.7 n/a
1994 568 29.0 19.6 n/a
1995 656 33.1 19.8 n/a
1996 656 33.1 19.8 n/a
1997 756 33.0 22.9 n/a
1998 846 40.5 20.9 n/a
1999 945 48.4 19.5 n/a
2000 1110 52.4 21.2 n/a
2001 1106 57.2 19.3 n/a
2002 1336 67.1 19.9 4.3
2003 1336 67.1 19.9 4.3
2004 1402 68.6 20.4 3.8
2005 1474 71.9 20.5 4.5
2006 1586 74.9 21.2 0.9
2007 1709 75.6 22.6 2.2
2008 1740 79.9 21.8 3.2
2009 1792 74.8 24.0 5.8
2010 1772 77.3 22.9 9.7
2011 1813 79.2 22.8 10.2
2012 1744 79.5 21.9 12.1
2013 1722 75.3 22.8 11.9
2014 1709 72.7 23.5 10.6
2015 1704 70.0 24.3 9.7
2016 1714 66.0 25.9 7.9
2017 1775 69.1 25.6 7.8
2018 1819 68.0 26.7 5.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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