Cactus Canyon Junior High School

Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Cactus Canyon Junior High School serves 626 students in grades 7-8.
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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Cactus Canyon Junior High School's student population of 626 students has declined by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 11% 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 2,111 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Cactus Canyon Junior High School is 0.53, 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 Testing Rank
#1498 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
33%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
60%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.530.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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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

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cactus Canyon Junior High School is Apache Junction High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Superstition Mountain On-line School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Avalon Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Apache Junction Apache Junction High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12
    0.5 miles
    2525 S Ironwood Dr
    Apache Junction, AZ 85220
    (480) 982-1110
    0.5 9-12 n/a
  • Apache Junction Superstition Mountain On-line School Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 13 students
    0.5 miles
    1575 W. Southern Ave.
    Apache Junction, AZ 85120
    (480) 982-1110
    0.5 7-12 13
  • Apache Junction Avalon Elementary School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 300 students
    0.8 miles
    1045 South San Marcos
    Apache Junction, AZ 85120
    (480) 671-4584
    0.8 K-8 300
  • Apache Junction Imagine Prep Superstition Charter School
    Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 365 students
    0.8 miles
    1843 W. 16th Ave.
    Apache Junction, AZ 85120
    (480) 355-0513
    0.8 9-12 365
  • Apache Junction Imagine Superstition Middle School Charter School
    Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 164 students
    0.8 miles
    1843 West 16th Avenue
    Apache Junction, AZ 85220
    (480) 355-0530
    0.8 6-8 164

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