Cactus Shadows High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
#1,408
College Readiness Index
27.4
Math Proficiency
3.1
Reading Proficiency
3.1
Student/Teacher Ratio
22:1
  • 07–12 Grades
  • 1,744 Students
  • 80 Teachers

Cactus Shadows High School
5802 EAST DOVE VALLEY RD
SCOTTSDALE, AZ 85266

Phone: (480) 575-2021

District: Cave Creek Unified District

Overview

Cactus Shadows High School is ranked 23rd within Arizona. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement® course work and exams. The AP® participation rate at Cactus Shadows High School is 40 percent. The student body makeup is 50 percent male and 50 percent female, and the total minority enrollment is 11 percent. Cactus Shadows High School is the only high school in the Cave Creek Unified District.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Silver
National Rank
#1408
State Rank
#23

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 1,744
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 11%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 12%
Full-Time Teachers 80

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level course work (AP®/IB exams).

Proficient in Reading 95%
Proficient in Math 84%
College Readiness Index 27.4

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 07 – 12
Setting Mid-size City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes

District

This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 1
Total Students 1,744
Proficient in Reading (district average) 95%
Proficient in Math (district average) 84%
College Readiness (district average) 27.4

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