PROFICIENCY 66% 85% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
48%Peoria Unified School District

Cactus High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Peoria Unified School District" in Glendale, AZ. There are a total of 1,283 students and 62 teachers at Cactus High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 367 free lunch students and 89 reduced lunch students.

Cactus High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 66.0%, which is 85% higher than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch367
Reduced lunch89


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment84
Taking some courses81
Taking some courses (not tests)4
Passing some courses81
Passing no courses<=2

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Cactus High School, there are a total of 84 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 81 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School70-74%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School60-64%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Cactus High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 64.5% 57.0% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 4.4% 4.6% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 1.8% 2.6% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 24.0% 30.3% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.9% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.4% 4.2% 2.2% 3.1%

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Glendale demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4,0345791
Median age33.937.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%53%55%
Speak English68%73%79%
Speak Spanish24%20%13%

Education level achieved in Glendale

Completed 8th grade80.3%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school78.6%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college55.7%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree29.9%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors21.3%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.4%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.8%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Cactus High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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