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Quick Facts

  • A+ School of Excellence
  • Grades 9-12
  • Population 1,900
  • Mascot: Falcon
  • Colors: Blue & Grey
  • Class Length: 55 Minutes
  • Pattern of School: Two Semesters
  • CEEB Code (HS Testing: 030043
  • National Board Certified Teachers: 9% of Teachers
  • Yearbook Name: The Shadow
  • Athletic Team Names: Falcons (Boys) and Lady Falcons (Girls)
  • Performing Groups: Dance Team, Drama
  • Newsweek's America's Best: Ranked 2,961 of 38,000 in U.S.
  • Periods of Instruction: 6
  • Average Class Size: 35
  • Accreditation: AdvancEd
  • Guidance Program: Comprehensive Competency Based (CCGB)
  • Scholarship Offers in 2019: Over $16 Million
  • Grads Pursuing Higher Education: 89% of Students
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
  • Grading Scale: A=4.0 AP/Honors/IB=5.0
  • Motto: "A world class high school for the 21st century."



Mission Statement

It is the mission of Cactus Shadows High School to provide a foundation for each student to become a lifelong learner, to promote development of the whole individual, and to provide opportunities for each student to become a productive member of a global society.

•The student will read and communicate effectively.
•The student will exhibit critical and creative thinking skills.
•The student will solve problems cooperatively and individually.
•The student will use computers and technologies to effectively use and retrieve information.
•The student will demonstrate global awareness.
•The student will demonstrate knowledge and application of the characteristics of individual wellness.

Vision Statement

Cactus Shadows High School students graduate college and career ready, are lifelong learners, and have the ability to connect with and make a positive difference in a global society through our school’s nationally recognized school counseling program (which partners with key stakeholders including families, school personnel, community members and our school counseling advisory council). Cactus Shadows High School students have access to and participate in a wide variety of relevant and academically rigorous programs which are designed to best meet the individual student’s needs.