Cave Creek USD is a Model for Academic Excellence

Posted on Mar 19, 2018
Cave Creek USD is a Model for Academic Excellence

Serving the communities of Cave Creek and Carefree, Arizona, the Cave Creek Unified School District consists of elementary schools (5), middle school (1), and high school (1).  The schools serving the elementary school population are Black Mountain, Desert Sun Academy, Desert Willow, Horseshoe Trails, and Lone Mountain.  Sonoran Trails is the middle school and Cactus Shadows is the high school.  The CCUSD is touted as the No. 1 school district in Maricopa County with every school being rated as an A+ School of Excellence.


This school provides opportunities for Art, Music, and Physical Education classes every day for all students, as well as Spanish language classes. Ukulele classes are offered to 5th grade students, and guitar lessons are available for 6th grade students. Desert Sun Academy has created several support groups to ensure each student is academically challenged to his/her potential and has many opportunities for growth alongside the normal classes.


This middle school has a philosophy of encouraging students to learn in a safe and healthy environment. Many opportunities exist for parent involvement, starting with working alongside the student’s teachers to gain the best understanding of a student’s unique learning needs. A variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities and programs are available to heighten each child’s learning experiences, as well as 14 competitive sports teams and many enrichment clubs.


Cactus Shadows High School is home to the Girls Falcon Golfers, the State Champions! The school’s motto is “A world class high school for the 21st century.” Eighty-seven percent of graduating students go on to pursue a higher level of education. A variety of clubs are available to fit students’ interests, from the Art Alliance and Band clubs to the Fashion club and the Yearbook club.

Parents of students in the Cave Creek Unified School District can be assured that the A+ schools rated as Schools of Excellence in this school district have a teacher and staff population who are working hard for them.

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