Cactus Shadows High School

Claimed
This school is rated above average in school quality compared to other schools in the state. Students here perform above average on state tests, and this school has about average results in how well it’s serving disadvantaged students.
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Academics
8/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


Subject
% Proficient
Science
69%
State avg: 53%
Details
Geometry
63%
State avg: 34%
Algebra II
41%
State avg: 30%
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College readiness
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4-year high school graduation rate
93%
State avg: 76%
AP course participation
17%
State avg: 15%
Percentage of students passing 1 or more AP exams grades 9-12
57%
State avg: 59%
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Equity
5/10
Equity overview
Is this school offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful schools are working to close the achievement gap.

Worth a deeper look:

Disadvantaged students at this school are performing about as well as other students in the state, but this school may still have achievement gaps.


Parent tip:

Look at the Race/ethnicity and Low-income sections below to see how different student groups are doing at this school. Are there big gaps? Start a conversation with a teacher or a fellow parent about how to interpret this information. What’s the school doing to help all students succeed? How can you help?

Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
89%
Hispanic
7%
Asian
2%
Black
1%
Two or more races
1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
23 :1
State avg: 21 :1
Students per counselor
573 :1
State avg: 756 :1
Percent of teachers with 3 or more years experience
87%
State avg: 85%
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Neighborhood
5802 East Dove Valley Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85266
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Last modified: May 6, 2017
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