Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

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5405 E Pinnacle Vista Dr

Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 575-2016

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 700

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

Horseshoe Trails is an amazing school teaching Mandarin Chinese as a world language and has The Best Principal, actually she was voted National Distinguished Principal of the Year in 2013 !! Most of the teachers have Gifted Certification and many have Masters degrees in Curriculum & Instruction, they ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/02/14

Horseshoe Trails is an amazing school! With an award winning principal and at least 18 Gifted Certified teachers, my children have exceeded all expectations here. I have had 4 children attend this school since it opened and each and every year the teachers have always shown excellent communication ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

Love this school. Fantastic Principal, amazing teachers, very engaged and active PTO, EXCELLENT programs including an A+ rated unique horsemanship program which is centred around character building; Love and Logic focused. Each child is treated as an individual and their needs are catered to on that ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/12/13

Horseshoe Trails is a great school with the most amazing leadership and wonderful caring staff. Mrs. Marlow and her office staff always greet youI and make you feel welcome when entering the school. I have had my children at this school for the last 7 years and have had am amazing experience with both ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/20/13

I love the review about the character building programs they have....Then a lot of parents and children need to enroll in these classes at this school because apparently its not sinking in! We have another year of drama, the moms who are getting involved in the drama is ridiculous. The fairness and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/24/12

Our families experience at Horseshoe Trails has been AMAZING! The dedicated principal and teachers are exceptional! They genuinely care about the students and the progress of each individual student. Along with the outstanding academics they also have a character building program. This program teaches ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/20/12

We have been an HTES family for 7 years. I have had nothing but positive experiences with the teachers and principal. They have been involved and caring in my childrens education as well as social and emotional development. I also had an incident with bullying and they were very involved in helping ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/19/12

My daughter just started 2nd grade and has been at HTES since Kinder. She has had excellent teachers that are all true professionals and caring individuals. We have felt that each teacher works to understand the individual child and help them become the best they can be. The principal was outstanding ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/10/12

As a parent that formerly sent their child to an accredited private school back west, I feel that HTES is comparable to a private school education. We came to the school for the gifted program and to continue the academic rigor that my children were already used to. The school is 14-17% gifted and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/30/11

This is an excellent school. Our daughter needed an IEP, and they made sure that she had everything she needed. Mrs. Marlow really cares about her students and their well-being. It is too bad the Cave Creek area keeps shooting down the bonds, because it will make the schools suffer eventually.

Posted by a parent on 11/16/11

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Test scores for Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Horseshoe Trails Elementary 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 — Horseshoe Trails Elementary School is located at 5405 E Pinnacle Vista Dr, Cave Creek AZ 85331. 5405 E Pinnacle Vista Dr is in the 85331 ZIP code in Cave Creek, AZ The school district for Horseshoe Trails Elementary School is the Cave Creek Unified District. Horseshoe Trails Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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