Students enrolled 1142
School leader Ruth James

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3243 East Avenue R-8
Palmdale, CA 93550

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(661) 273-0847
(661) 273-5514
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4 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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December 17, 2013
I came to this school for 7th and 8th grade, it is a great school. You just have to know how to relate and adapt to the staff members and the kids there. If you are or will be going to Cactus you will enjoy it there :)

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2013
If your child goes here, he/she is either (1) a very problematic and violent child (or "impoverished" to be PC), or (2) one that will be tortured by (1). Avoid if you want your child to succeed. One of the worst middle schools in this district.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2013
i went to this school for 2 years and it is a very bad school

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
Hello..I do like this school alot,my son is doing very well, so I was wondering what electives he has to choose from??

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
I LOVE this school I love the people in it and the teachers GO MS.WOLEY WHOO! But i had to move not cause of the school other stuff...i miss cactus soooooooo much its the best school that i have ever been too! i wish i can transfer back!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
We have a most pro active principle, we love her. She cares!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Hey! I just wanted the whole entire world of webbers to know that, The principal of Cactus middle school Rocks and has more energy than a football stadium and is cool with her students and is a very caring individual also should be nominated for the best and coolest principal in the world all her teachers rock and everystaff member and employee due they're best work because of her high energetic spirit, keep up the great energetic, super, great, excellent ,terrific, outstanding, awesome ,heavenly,ethusiastic job Mrs.Kate Laf. This is from every happy parent that forgets too appreciate people like you whoo! you Go Girl and entire staff adios.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 02, 2009
i think this school is pretty fun vice princepal mr luke iz thee real deal catus is bom but needs more city funds

- submitted by a student
no rating May 27, 2009
it has so much good techers & has great wonderfull students.

- submitted by a student
October 02, 2008
Cactus has a wonderful Principal and she has done wonders at this school. She uses the term proactive as well as her faculty, and she walks the talk. Her first priority when she came to this school was creating a safe and orderly learning environment for the students. She's accomplished that. Next the administration is working on parent involvement She has and is accomplishing that by welcoming parents on campus with morning and evening coffee and making time to interact with parents herself and have an open forum about school and community issues. To boost student success they've established a homework afterschool detention and they have a wonderful phone system that lets parents know the same day if the student has detention, if they went to it, it also issues morning wake up calls for students that are continually tardy and gives school and community information to parents. Great job Cactus!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2008
I just moved here from L.A. and I am impresssed so far. The staff is very helpful and informative! Lots of parent involvment and after school activities! My daughter had no trouble fitting right in because if there roundup they had before school started where she walked the campus and got her books, found her class,bathrooms,cafeteria,etc. so she didnt feel out of sorts the first day of 6th grade! So far its the beginingo of the school year and im so impressed.

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August 13, 2008
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August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
This school is very important to me i love this school i have this year and next year to go but so far i have done very well and i hope i do the same next year and forever cactus made me relize that you need to follow your not run away from them so for who ever goes to cactus take care of it and follow your dreams and you will be a leader not a follower xoxoxo love and kisses to all the teachers especially mr.Parisio we all liked you as a teacher

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 06, 2008
I think this is a very educated school with very wonderful teachers and lots of athletic programs. But the dress-code is not very well it needs to be improved and not too strict.

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May 17, 2008
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November 05, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
October 22, 2007
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July 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Excellent school with excellent programs. Children are challenged. This school is rated a highly performing school by the state department. Parents are very actively involved and the school welcomes parents onto the campus. Art, music, PE, library and computer instruction is offered and students really benefit from the programs. Tutoring and assistance is offered for struggling students. This is a great school!

- submitted by a staff
December 17, 2005
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Cactus Middle School
3243 East Avenue R-8, Palmdale, CA  93550
(661) 273-0847
Last modified Cactus Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cactus Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top