Cactus Middle School

  • Cactus Middle School serves 922 students in grades 6-8.
  • 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 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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Cactus Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

  • Cactus Middle School's student population of 922 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 39 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students922 students
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Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Cactus Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Cactus Middle 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1183 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio24:119:1
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American Indian
6%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
65%
45%
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Black
2%
5%
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White
23%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cactus Middle 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 Lunchn/a
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCasa Grande Elementary School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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