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PK-6
Public
Phoenix, AZ
Students enrolled: 713

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17602 N Central
Phoenix, AZ 85022

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(602) 449-2500
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December 09, 2014
Absolutely love Cactus View! My son has gone here since kindergarten. The staff is always nice & caring. I've never had a problem in the 6 years my son has attended Cactus View.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
Such a great school, great teachers, new principal and seems like itll be a great year!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
My children's school is amazing, self proficient and caring of all its diverse children. This is the best elementary school I have come across in the entire Phoenix area.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
My children have attended this school for 2 years now, and they have excelled the academic standards! I recommend this school to any parent. My children won soo many awards, but keep in mind parents, children need our support. They need to see you be there for them when they need academic support or even when they face challenges on how to problem solve with different kids' characters or attitudes. This school has mid level issues regarding bullying or with how kids choose their words towards each other. They are working harder at it as time has passed although they still need a little work on it. But when there is an issue, they try to resolve the problem and see to it that the trouble causing child faces consequences. If your child needs help catching up to the rest in class, teachers here are very supportive, and not to say the principal. She is very awesome! I really love this school!!:o)

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
My daughter is finishing first grade at this school and I cannot say enough good things about Cactus View and their staff! My daughter gets special ed, speech therapy and occupational therapy. She has blossomed at the school. She has so much more self confidence now and can easily make friends. She has progressed academically 300% over the charter school she attended for kindergarten. The therapists and the teachers are so supportive. I also love this school's campaign and constant presence on anti-bullying. I am thankful we found this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2013
Very disappointed in this school. My son started in K and I have finally moved him to another school half way thru the 2nd grade. My son has been bullied and unhappy the whole time he was there. I kept thinking if we just stuck it out things would get better, they did not, they got worse. His second grade teacher was impatient, wanted him on meds, always complained about everything and didnt help my child. I finally moved him to Campo Bello and in a few short weeks he is happier than I've ever seen him, he is being tested for gifted learning and his teacher is amazing! I do not recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2012
My child has been attending Cactus View from Kindergarten thru 6th grade this year. For the most part I can say he has been blessed with very good teachers and staff. I'm sure he will look back at his years at CV with fondness and pride. I have enjoyed working with the principal, teachers and staff to help give him the best possible start toward his education.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
good school, nice teachers my kids been going there for 4 yrs now, all teachers ave very responsible and qualified.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
I went to Cactus View for 7years from kindergarten to 6th grade. I am now a 8th grader at Vista Verde Middle School. I loved all of my teachers! They all took the time to know each one of their students. I had a fantastic time at CVES. I recommend this school!

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August 05, 2009
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October 06, 2008
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August 18, 2008
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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
My daughter's teacher is Very qualified and responsive.

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January 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2007
Honestly - The staff has been great and initially my children flourished when they first started the 2005-06 school year. The problem we are having now is with the students and their ability to have such negative influence on both my children. My children have exprienced extensive and ongoing bully like behaviors that have only been addressed once the faculty has been confronted rather than as they occurred by the teachers/duty aides. The community has been a disappointment and has evidently influenced my childrens learning and grades. I'm not sure how concerned anyone is there about these issues. They do have the integrated grades online to see your childrens grades but I do wish they were more concerned about seeing an Honor Student drop from honors status to failing his current grade within the first qtr of the school yr. No direct contact has been made from staff re: these issues.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2007
Excellent School! We love the teachers and the entire staff!

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2007
Love cactus view! my children had a bully incident and it did not go ignored, it was taken care of - fast with rigid consequences. Truly exercising its ability to take control of complex situations. C.V examplified what a bully policy is.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
Cactus View is by far one of the best schools my children have attended. The teachers are outstanding and the staff is wonderful. The parent/student participation is unbelievable. Great job Cactus View!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
Outstanding principle, teachers, office staff and teaching methods. Well-run, well-organized schoo. By far, the best school any of my children have attended in Phoenix.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2006
I have been very happy with Cactus View, until this last year, the second grade teacher my daughter had tried to discipline the kids as if they were the 6th graders she used to teach. If the kids did not use specific hand signs to ask a question they got detention. I am hoping the 3rd grade teacher is alot better at understanding the children she is teaching.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2006
I think that the discipline measures that they are trying to use are

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June 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 14, 2006
Cactus View is a decent school. The students represent a large range of cultural and economic backgrounds. The curriculum is soft and I don't feel it was challenging enough or prepared them properly for higher grades.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
my children are happy and well taken care of. The teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
Cactus View is an incredible Elementary School. My son only continued to exceed as each year passed at Cactus View. Sixth grade was by far his best year and has since moved on to 7th grade at a not so great school but has continued to excel with straight A's. I thank all the teachers for their sincere dedication to teaching the kids not only the academics, but valuable lessons that will hold strong in my sons future.

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January 10, 2006
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January 02, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2005
Cactus View has great hightly motivated teachers. My children have had a great experience since they have been attending it. They need more extracurricular activities and the PE class isn't really about sports, that's the main disadvantage I've found.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
Jan Stevens is very responsive to the indiviaul student's needs and requirements and makes every effort to know and assist in each child's development as do the teachers who work very hard to make sure Cactus View is a safe and fair environment.

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August 23, 2005
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August 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
Our son is in his first year at Cactus View and is thriving under the care of his special needs teachers. He has speech delays, and has made remarkable progress since receiving weekly one-on-one tutoring (which was not offered at his prior school). Our experience with faculty and staff has been very positive.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2005
the school has been very good as far as academics. They have also tried really hard to have the kids all get along. There are always a few problems, but for the most part it is a very well-mannered school. It is kept very clean and they have a lot to offer.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I agree with the parent who noted that the sixth grade math program is giving our children a superior start, only to send them to a less than stellar middle school. The district really needs to wake up to this fact!

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April 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2005
Outstanding sixth grade program! The students get such an upper hand in math that it's a shame the middle school they are mandated to attend (school boundaries) will make them start all over again due to the other feeder schools!

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2004
I am a teacher at Cactus View and have taught at 6 different schools in different areas. Cactus View teachers spend a lot of their own time making sure the students at our school get the best education possible.

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September 30, 2004
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September 02, 2004
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May 18, 2004
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May 12, 2004
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no rating April 22, 2004
I have been very dissapointed with cactus view this year, there are several different reasons why. Mainly because the lack of staff in areas where needed during breaks and recesss.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2004
My friend's children attend this school and she has been very happy with it. They are doing very well in their classes and like their teachers. I will try to enroll my kids here next year.

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April 04, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2004
I'm concerned with class size and I feel there is not enough supervision, especially on the playground. I also have to cross my child most mornings because there is no crossing guard. I'm glad that I am available to do so but sometimes the other kids sit there in the cold for awhile before someone comes to cross them. I'm happy with my child's teacher this year but was not in the third grade. There were too many times that the children were allowed to disrupt the class which means other students are not getting the most out of the class that they should. This year in fourth grade there are 30 students. This is unacceptable in my eyes. If it wasn't for the teacher I would have pulled my child out already.

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February 17, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2003
I am so happy that the library position was returned to a full position. It's so nice to see that no reading programs were cut. The staff is so helpful and friendly. Join me in supporting our school by joining the PTSA. What a valuable way to spend only $4.

- submitted by a community member
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Cactus View Elementary School
17602 N Central, Phoenix, AZ  85022
(602) 449-2500
Last modified Cactus View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades PK-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cactus View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top