CACTUS SHADOWS HIGH SCHOOL

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5802 E DOVE VALLEY RD
CAVE CREEK, AZ 85331
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Phone: 480-575-2400
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Cave Creek Unified District
  • Students/Teacher: 22:1
  • Students/Grade: 429.8
  • Number Students: 1719
  • Number Teachers: 80
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 3550
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Steve Bebee
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (56 ratings)
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    School Reviews (34 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-19
    "The school is impersonal and the individual students are just parts in a machine. Administration considers the 'machine' acceptable and will use the "1700 students" as a reason to ignore individual needs. Administration are also thick as thieves and are unwilling to take responsibility when they make mistakes. As far as teachers are concerned, I don't think they can get a fair rating because of the regime they report to. My oldest child, a graduate of CSHS and a Dean's list student in college says, "I'm ashamed to be an alum of that school.". The worst thing about this school and the district is that they are always grubbing for money, then they cut classroom budget, and spend, spend, spend on facilities and "image". They boast their "A" rating to the point of being sickening, especially when you know what day to day is really like.."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-04-03
    "My school isn't the best around but it isn't horrible. Some teachers could use an update on their teaching methods, but not all of them are awful. We have a good courses and really good clubs. I wish that Cactus Shadows offered more sports such as lacrosse. The campus is somewhat old, except for the new building, but is stable. There are drugs present, which I'm sure most parents would like to avoid but to be quite honest with you there are going to be at every high school. Regardless no one tries to force anything on you. There isn't much bullying, except for online, and drama is pretty avoidable. Overall it isn't a horrible school. Much better than other schools I have heard about."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-10-30
    "This school, as any in the US, has drugs but they are not forced upon students not interested. Drug use is not accepted in the school and every effort is made to eliminate the problems. There are great teachers, good teachers and this year a few less poor teachers. Any grass being planted surely was not paid for by the firing of teachers!!!???? The principal is concerned and willing to aid in the communication of families and teachers. My 4th child is going through this district right now."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-28
    "I am a student at cactus shaddows. If you are looking to put your kids in a school I am telling you now that this school is definatley not a good idea. There Is a HUGE and when i say huge im not joking, HUGE drug and alcohol problem. There is no way you can avoid it at this school. The School officer is a really nice guy but cant seem to crack down on these problems. I dont know if the school system is completely trying to ignore this but its extremely obvious. They try to keep us in the school as if its a prison. Literally. Locked gates throughout the school. Also as far as learning goes, in every class the teacher doesnt get any respect from the kids. The average in my english class is 32% the teacher cant controll the room."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-10-14
    "The new principal is absolutely wonderful. Organized, Approachable, Friendly, Caring, the school is running better than ever. The last coment Dated September was obviously from someone who doesn't spend a lot of time at the school. you gave the new adminstration a week to form your opinion wow how long did your boss give you to be perfect at your job....., do you homework on the grass before making rediculous comments. Be part of the solution not the problem. Not Happy? take your kid somewhere else like horrible scottsdale school district or worse Deer Valley, paradise valley."
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