Cactus View Elementary School

17602 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 560 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Cactus View Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 35%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 29% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 40%).
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the Arizona state average of 65% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 560 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Cactus View Elementary School's student population of 560 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 43 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
560 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
43 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Cactus View Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,956 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Cactus View Elementary School is 0.67, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AZ)
#1117 out of 1956 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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28%
35%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Cactus View Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
29%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Cactus View Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
24%
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
17:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of Cactus View Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
5%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
44%
47%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Cactus View Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
11%
6%
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White
35%
35%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in Cactus View Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Cactus View Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Arizona.
0.67
This chart displays the diversity score of Cactus View Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Cactus View Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
13%
9%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Cactus View Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Cactus View Elementary School's ranking?
Cactus View Elementary School is ranked #1117 out of 1,956 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
What schools are Cactus View Elementary School often compared to?
Cactus View Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Echo Mountain Primary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
28% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 35% AZ state average), while 29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 40% AZ state average).
How many students attend Cactus View Elementary School?
560 students attend Cactus View Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
44% of Cactus View Elementary School students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 11% of students are Black, 5% of students are American Indian, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Cactus View Elementary School?
Cactus View Elementary School has a student ration of 13:1, which is lower than the Arizona state average of 17:1.
What grades does Cactus View Elementary School offer ?
Cactus View Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Cactus View Elementary School part of?
Cactus View Elementary School is part of Paradise Valley Unified District (4241) School District.
In what neighborhood is Cactus View Elementary School located?
Cactus View Elementary School is located in the Deer Valley neighborhood of Phoenix, AZ. There are 25 other public schools located in Deer Valley.

School Reviews

1   9/17/2020
If I could use a lower rating, I would. My son has been in need of testing for possible special education purposes and this SCHOOL FORGOT ABOUT HIM!! Please, if you have concerns for your child and may need a little extra help, do not confide in this school. My son had been scheduled 2 years ago, and they pulled me in for behavior issues. At this meeting I asked for the paper I had already signed to start testing and what were the results? The entire staff looked at each other in confusion. An employee at the school went into the files and found the paper that had been signed back in the 3rd grade. My son is on 5th this year. If I may quote his words, The energy felt very negative and my teacher is angry and yelling all the time.Take your babies to another school. Thank you.
- Posted by Parent - Serena

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 560 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 65%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • : 29% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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