Cactus Middle School

1220 E. Kortsen Road
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
3/
10
Bottom 50%
Cactus Middle School serves 895 students in grades 6-8.
Cactus Middle 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 23% (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 27% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Cactus Middle School's student population of 895 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students895 students
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Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
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School Comparison

Cactus Middle 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 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 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1630 out of 2111 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
23%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:119:1
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American Indian
5%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
66%
45%
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Black
3%
5%
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White
22%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.520.65
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Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
45%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCASA Grande Elementary School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Cactus Middle School is Cavit - Vista Grande (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is The Grande Innovation (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cholla Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Casa Grande Cholla Elementary School Math: 35% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 484 students
    0.1 miles
    1180 E Kortsen Rd
    Casa Grande, AZ 85222
    (520) 836-2111
    0.1 K-6 484
  • Casa Grande Cottonwood Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 428 students
    1.2 miles
    1667 N Kadota Ave
    Casa Grande, AZ 85122
    (520) 836-5601
    1.2 K-5 428
  • Casa Grande Desert Willow Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 534 students
    1.2 miles
    2172 N. Arizola Rd.
    Casa Grande, AZ 85222
    (520) 836-2111
    1.2 PK-5 534
  • Coolidge Cavit - Vista Grande Vocational School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12
    1.5 miles
    1556 North Arizola Road
    Coolidge, AZ 85228
    (520) 423-1944
    1.5 9-12 n/a
  • Casa Grande Vista Grande High School Math: 34% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,585 student
    1.5 miles
    1556 N. Arizola Road
    Casa Grande, AZ 85222
    (520) 876-9400
    1.5 9-12 1,585

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