Cactus Shadows High School

Serves grades 8 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
Phone
(480) 575-2000
District
CAVE CREEK UNIFIED DISTRICT (4244)
County
MARICOPA COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1883
Classroom Teachers
70

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Arizona

9

(10 is best)

Better than 88.8% of AZ schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

6

(10 is best)

Cactus Shadows High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 9

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 54 46
Proficiency in Reading 62 40
Proficiency in Math 45 52

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 57 42
Proficiency in Reading 57 36
Proficiency in Math 57 48

Grade 11

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 52 44
Proficiency in Reading 48 36
Proficiency in Math 55 52

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 26.79
AVG FOR DISTRICT 23.10
AVG FOR STATE 23.26
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 8 0 0.0%
Grade 9 509 27.0%
Grade 10 477 25.3%
Grade 11 433 23.0%
Grade 12 464 24.6%
Total 1883 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 87.3% 85.7% 38.9%
Black 1.7% 1.2% 5.6%
Hispanic 8.1% 10.4% 46.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 2.2% 2.1% 3.0%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.6% 0.6% 5.9%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 5.9% 7.2% 47.2%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 5.0% 6.2% 40.9%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.0% 0.9% 6.2%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 60,929 7,278,717
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 308.1 63
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 3.2% 6.3%
5-19 YEARS OLD 13.4% 20.0%
20-44 YEARS OLD 16.0% 33.0%
45-64 YEARS OLD 36.1% 24.1%
65 OR OLDER 31.4% 16.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 25,622 2,561,987
Single Parent Households With Children 2.6% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 97.6% 86.8%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 58.2% 28.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 37.0% 10.6%
$100,000 - $149,999 19.2% 13.6%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.8% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 11.4% 18.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 11.3% 18.8%
$15,000 - $29,999 6.0% 14.6%
$15,000 or less 5.2% 11.2%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $3,739 $20,141,993 34.5%
Support Expenditures
Student $703 $3,787,061 6.5%
Staff $223 $1,201,301 2.1%
General Administration $181 $975,047 1.7%
School Administration $288 $1,551,456 2.7%
Operation $852 $4,589,724 7.9%
Transportation $462 $2,488,794 4.3%
Other $346 $1,863,902 3.2%
Total Support $3,055 $16,457,285 28.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,041 $21,768,867 37.3%
Total Expenditures $10,835 $58,368,145 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,101 $4,739,754,811 46.8%
Support Expenditures
Student $588 $679,729,078 6.7%
Staff $372 $429,834,408 4.2%
General Administration $149 $172,638,369 1.7%
School Administration $430 $496,574,086 4.9%
Operation $943 $1,090,092,667 10.8%
Transportation $317 $366,834,508 3.6%
Other $342 $395,127,147 3.9%
Total Support $3,142 $3,630,812,438 35.8%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,529 $1,767,618,417 17.4%
Total Expenditures $8,772 $10,138,192,386 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%