Statistics on the Cave Creek School District

Awards and Accolades

    • A+ School Programs
    • National Merit Scholars
    • $15,304,360 secured in college scholarships (CSHS Class of 2018)
    • Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards
    • Home of the 2013 National Distinguished Principal of the Year for the State of Arizona
    • Home of the 2013 Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Districts
    • Home of the 2014 ASA Distinguished Administrator of the Year for Teaching & Learning
    • Home of the 2014 ASA Distinguished Administrator for the  Elementary Division
    • Home of the 2015 ASA Outstanding Administrator Award
    • Home of the 2015 AzSCA's Counselor of the Year
    • Home of the 2016 AASA Arizona State Superintendent of the Year
    • Home of the 2016 ASA Distinguished Administrator for the Secondary Division
    • Home of the 2017 Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award
    • Carefee*Cave Creek Chamber Impact Award Winner


    • High-Achieving Schools
    • Rigorous Programs
    • Highest Percent of National Board Certified Teachers in the State (6%)
    • Choices for Students
    • World languages
    • Chinese Immersion
    • French Immersion
    • Spanish Immersion
    • International Baccalaureate® 
    • Equine Programs
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
    • Advanced Placement
    • Gifted Programs
    • College Preparatory
    • Career Preparatory
    • Dual Enrollment:  Earn College Credit
    • Puma Connection (early college) through Paradise Valley Community College
    • Cactus Shadows eLearning
    • Supportive Special Education Programs
    • Comprehensive Counseling
    • Early education, before and after school activities and summer enrichment

Outstanding Schools

    • Black Mountain Elementary:  PreK-6 – Emphasizing Performing Arts:  Music, Dance & Drama
    • Desert Sun Academy:  PreK-6 – French Immersion Beginning in Kindergarten
    • Desert Willow Elementary:  PreK-6 – Spanish Immersion beginning in Preschool
    • Horseshoe Trails Elementary:  PreK-6 – An Accentuated Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program
    • Lone Mountain Elementary:  PreK-6 – A STEM Program (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math)
    • Sonoran Trails Middle School:  7-8 – A World Language School of Excellence
    • Cactus Shadows High School:  9-12 - A World Class High School  

Points of Pride

  • A+ Schools and Programs

Our Community


    • Significantly lower tax rate for homeowners than all surrounding school districts
    • Excellent stewardship of taxpayer dollars
    • Committee Governing Board Members
    • Administrative costs make up a mere 11.9% of the District’s total budget

Contact Us

  • Phone

    Physical:  33016 N 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85266

    Mailing:  PO Box 426, Cave Creek, AZ  85327

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