Cave Creek Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 5,412 students in Cave Creek Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Cave Creek Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 45% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Cave Creek Unified School District are Horseshoe Trails Elementary School, Lone Mountain Elementary School and Cactus Shadows High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Cave Creek Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Cave Creek Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Cave Creek Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
8 Schools
2,350 Schools
# Students
5,412 Students
1,105,218 Students
# Teachers
230 Teachers
47,587 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Cave Creek Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 620 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 94% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#97 out of 640 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Cave Creek Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cave Creek Unified   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cave Creek Unified   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
94%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Cave Creek Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.28
0.65
# American Indian Students
23 Students
61,491 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
6%
# Asian Students
120 Students
31,838 Students
% Asian Students
2%
3%
# Hispanic Students
525 Students
497,757 Students
% Hispanic Students
10%
45%
# Black Students
62 Students
58,207 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
4,558 Students
417,623 Students
% White Students
84%
38%
# Hawaiian Students
13 Students
3,983 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
111 Students
33,882 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
42
12,624
# Students in K Grade:
331
79,836
# Students in 1st Grade:
323
80,587
# Students in 2nd Grade:
357
81,293
# Students in 3rd Grade:
371
84,898
# Students in 4th Grade:
372
87,786
# Students in 5th Grade:
396
88,387
# Students in 6th Grade:
466
87,202
# Students in 7th Grade:
441
86,107
# Students in 8th Grade:
494
85,623
# Students in 9th Grade:
478
85,693
# Students in 10th Grade:
446
83,671
# Students in 11th Grade:
464
77,920
# Students in 12th Grade:
431
83,263
# Ungraded Students:
-
328

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $8,367 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,358. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,149 is less than the state median of $10,827. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$45 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Cave Creek Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$44 MM
$4 MM
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Revenue / Student
$8,367
$11,358
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Cave Creek Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,149
$10,827
This chart display average spending per public school student in Cave Creek Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Cave Creek Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School
Math: 85% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5405 E. Pinnacle Vista Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: K-6
| 651 students
Rank: #22.
Lone Mountain Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5250 E. Montgomery Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: K-6
| 524 students
Rank: #33.
Cactus Shadows High School
Math: 68% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5802 E. Dove Valley Rd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: 8-12
| 1,819 students
Rank: #44.
Desert Willow Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4322 E Desert Willow Parkway
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: K-6
| 626 students
Rank: #55.
Black Mountain Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
33606 N. 60th St
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: K-6
| 470 students
Rank: #66.
Desert Sun Academy
Math: 60% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
27880 N. 64th Street
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: K-6
| 345 students
Rank: #77.
Sonoran Trails Middle School
Math: 58% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5555 East Pinnacle Vista Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2000
Grades: 6-8
| 935 students
33016 N 60th Street
Cave Creek, AZ 85327
(480) 575-2013
Grades: PK
| 42 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 5,412 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 16%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 94% (Top 20% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 66% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.28

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