PROFICIENCY 48% 35% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
58%Cave Creek Unified District
46%Scottsdale
36%Arizona

Cactus Shadows High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Cave Creek Unified District" in Scottsdale, AZ. There are a total of 1,704 students and 70 teachers at Cactus Shadows High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 25 to 1. There are a total of 140 free lunch students and 25 reduced lunch students.

Cactus Shadows High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 48.0%, which is 35% higher than the Arizona average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1704
Teachers70.4
Student/Teacher ratio25:1
Free lunch140
Reduced lunch25

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment293
Taking some courses245
Taking some courses (not tests)33
Passing some courses134
Passing no courses100

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 Shadows High School, there are a total of 293 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 245 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All49%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School49%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All47%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8>= 50%
High School46%

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.

Cactus Shadows High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictArizonaNational
White 89.1% 85.9% 40.8% 51.1%
Black 1.1% 1.2% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 2.5% 2.8% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 6.7% 8.6% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.2% 0.3% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 1.0% 2.2% 3.1%

Scottsdale demographics profile

StatisticScottsdaleArizonaNational
Population234,4957,278,717328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,2756591
Median age46.337.137.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%53%55%
Speak English87%73%79%
Speak Spanish6%20%13%

Education level achieved in Scottsdale

IndexScottsdaleArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade95.3%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school94.9%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college83.6%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree62.9%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.6%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters21.3%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.4%1.2%1.3%
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Source: The Cactus Shadows High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.