17602 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85022
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Cactus View Elementary School serves 567 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Cactus View Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arizona for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 40% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Arizona state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in AZ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Cactus View Elementary School's student population of 567 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
567 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
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School Rankings

Cactus View Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,120 schools in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
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.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (AZ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1076 out of 2120 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
17:1
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American Indian
5%
5%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
40%
46%
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Black
9%
6%
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White
40%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Eligible for Free Lunch
61%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
9%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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 (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 567 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 44% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 40% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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