Cactus High School

6330 W Greenway Rd
Glendale, AZ 85306
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Cactus High School serves 1,170 students in grades 7-12.
Cactus High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 32%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 31% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,170 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5% in AZ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Cactus High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

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School Overview

Cactus High School's student population of 1,170 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 60 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
1,170 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
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School Rankings

Cactus High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,854 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Cactus High School is 0.61, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#927 out of 1854 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
17:1
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American Indian
1%
5%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
33%
47%
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Black
5%
6%
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White
53%
35%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Graduation Rate
≥95%
76%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
9%
9%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cactus High School's ranking?
Cactus High School is ranked #927 out of 1,854 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Cactus High School often compared to?
Cactus High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Greenway High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
27% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 32% AZ state average), while 31% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% AZ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Cactus High School?
The graduation rate of Cactus High School is 95%, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 76%.
How many students attend Cactus High School?
1,170 students attend Cactus High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
53% of Cactus High School students are White, 33% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, 5% of students are Two or more races, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cactus High School?
Cactus High School has a student ration of 20:1, which is higher than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Cactus High School offer ?
Cactus High School offers enrollment in grades 7-12
What school district is Cactus High School part of?
Cactus High School is part of Peoria Unified School District (4237).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break - No School
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Finals Day Two/Last Day for Seniors
May 17, 2024 (Friday)
Last Day of School
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)
Finals Day Two/Underclassmen/Last Day of School
May 23, 2024 (Thursday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 1,170 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 47%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥95% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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