Cactus High School

  • Cactus High School serves 1,218 students in grades 7-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 49% (which is higher than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 36% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to 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%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Cactus High School's student population of 1,218 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students1,218 students
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Total Classroom Teachers65 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cactus High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cactus High School is 0.56, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1482 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
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American Indian
1%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
27%
45%
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Black
5%
5%
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White
61%
38%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cactus High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.560.65
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Graduation Rate
97%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePeoria Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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