Cactus Shadows High School

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5802 E Dove Valley Rd

Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 575-2400

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,782

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

37 Parent Reviews for Cactus Shadows High School

The staff at this school are extremely rude and unaccommodating. The curriculum is basic for the classes my child is enrolled in and I honestly don't see how this school prepares students for college. One year is enough at this school and I'm glad my child will not be attending there next year.

Posted by a parent on 09/19/14

Honestly, this school is a perfect example of when they use the A grade rating to boost their reputation and all of the sudden when your invested in it, it's a huge lie. I've been a student at the school since freshmen year and I felt this school is a lifeless prison of a mediocre list of teachers and ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/22/14

Cactus Shadows is a very fine institution. I'm not going to lie and say that all of their teachers are the best in the state but they aren't the worst. I transferred to Horizon because I moved and anyone who thinks there is a drug or bullying problem should go to Horizon and see how lucky they are. No ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 05/22/14

The school and its administration is a joke. They spend thousands to put a helicopter in the air to take a video of the students on the field for their "year end video" but can't spend a dime to provide special education needs for its students who are struggling. Unbelievable!!!! DON'T send your kids ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/21/14

The school is impersonal and the individual students are just parts in a machine. Administration considers the 'machine' acceptable and will use the "1700 students" as a reason to ignore individual needs. Administration are also thick as thieves and are unwilling to take responsibility when they make ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/19/13

This school, as any in the US, has drugs but they are not forced upon students not interested. Drug use is not accepted in the school and every effort is made to eliminate the problems. There are great teachers, good teachers and this year a few less poor teachers. Any grass being planted surely was ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/11

I am a student at cactus shaddows. If you are looking to put your kids in a school I am telling you now that this school is definatley not a good idea. There Is a HUGE and when i say huge im not joking, HUGE drug and alcohol problem. There is no way you can avoid it at this school. The School officer ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 04/28/10

The new principal is absolutely wonderful. Organized, Approachable, Friendly, Caring, the school is running better than ever. The last coment Dated September was obviously from someone who doesn't spend a lot of time at the school. you gave the new adminstration a week to form your opinion wow how long ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/14/09

My child has a lot of problems inside of this school due to the environment set by the administration of pure unorganized chaos. They are slow of getting out information to parents and quick to fire fine educators to buy new grass. Not the worst school my children have ever attended but definately not ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/10/09

My child usually doesn't understand the materials that are being taught. When we moved to the district, my son has been fully understanding what he's being taught. The teachers have been providing extra help for my child. He has made it on the Honor Roll for the first time in his life. I would highly ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/14/08

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Test scores for Cactus Shadows High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
Cactus Shadows High School
Cave Creek Unified District
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Cave Creek schools — Cactus Shadows High School is located at 5802 E Dove Valley Rd, Cave Creek AZ 85331. 5802 E Dove Valley Rd is in the 85331 ZIP code in Cave Creek, AZ The school district for Cactus Shadows High School is the Cave Creek Unified District. Cactus Shadows High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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