District Summary Ratings

A larger number of schools in this district are rated above average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District

These are some of the top-rated public schools in Cave Creek Unified District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.

Academic Summary

Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.


Advanced Courses

Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.


Student Demographics

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Teachers & Staff

Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.


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District Finances

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District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in Cave Creek Unified District

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Parent / Guardian
November 13, 2023
CCUSD is a one high school district, which gives it a very small town feel. Cactus Shadows does a great job of helping the community feel connected. They offer plenty of extracurriculars for both... More
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October 31, 2023
If your kid is not in the top 5% or the bottom 5% they WILL fall through the cracks at this highschool. They care nothing about trades which means any art, music, drama or film classes will be a joke... More
Parent / Guardian
September 23, 2023
We used to love HTES. Over the years however, the seasoned teachers either retired or left the school district. The principal, Mr. Pettinato, made a fatal error by abruptly dismantling the Mandarin... More
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