Cactus Canyon Junior High School

  • Cactus Canyon Junior High School serves 626 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 26% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 25% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Cactus Canyon Junior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Cactus Canyon Junior High School's student population of 626 students has declined by 19% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 24% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students626 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cactus Canyon Junior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,897 schools in Arizona (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cactus Canyon Junior High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#1430 out of 1897 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
33%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
61%
38%
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cactus Canyon Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.520.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
43%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameApache Junction Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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