The district's serene, rural atmosphere is the background for personalized attention designed to develop the potential of each student.
  • District - 175 square miles encompassing Cave Creek, Carefree, Maricopa County, North Phoenix and Scottsdale
  • Students - approximately 5,400 (Grades Pre-Kindergarten -12)
  • Ethnicity - 86% Caucasian, 9% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 1% Black, 1% Other
  • Free and reduced lunch (poverty level) - 9.5%
  • Schools - 5 elementary (Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 6), 1 middle school (Grades 7-8), 1 high school (Grades 9-12)
  • Teachers - 277 - 17 are National Board Certified (6%) - The highest percentage in the State
  • Classified staff - 372
  • Administrative staff - 24, 2 of which are National Board Certified
  • Programs -
    • Special Education - 12%
    • Gifted Education - 8%
    • Title I (Federally Funded Reading and Math Assistance) - 5%
    • English Language Learners - 1%
  • High School Statistics - 
    • High School Graduation rate - 94%
    • High School Drop out rate 3 year average - .8%
    • Advanced Placement - 332 students; 19.2% of student population; 59% receiving AP scores between 3-5
    • International Baccalaureate - 46 students; 100% IB Diploma Rate with 92% receiving IB scores between 4-7
    • Early College - 60 students  
  • Average student attendance for all schools - 96%
  • 2:1 Students to computer ratio

CCUSD Celebrations



The #1 School District in Maricopa County for Student Achievement


CCUSD academics are among the best in Arizona and in the nation.  CCUSD boasts all of the following:

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


o   Significantly lower tax rate for homeowners than all surrounding school districts
o   Excellent stewardship of taxpayer dollars
o   Committee Governing Board Members
o   Administrative costs make up a mere 10.4% of the District’s total budget – lower than the state     average


o   A+ School Programs
o   National Merit Scholars
o    $10.7 million secured in college scholarships (CSHS Class of 2016)
o   Excellence in Financial Reporting Awards
o   Home of the 2013 National Distinguished Principal of the Year for the State of Arizona
o   Home of the 2013 Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Districts
o   Home of the 2014 ASA Distinguished Administrator of the Year for Teaching & Learning
o   Home of the 2014 ASA Distinguished Administrator for the  Elementary Division
o   Home of the 2015 ASA Outstanding Administrator Award
o   Home of the 2015 AzSCA's Counselor of the Year
o   Home of the 2016 AASA Arizona State Superintendent of the Year 


o   Black Mountain Elementary:  PreK-6 – Focusing on the Arts
o   Desert Sun Academy:  K-5 – French Immersion
o   Desert Willow Elementary:  PreK-6 – An International School
o   Horseshoe Trails Elementary:  PreK-6 – Chinese Immersion
o   Lone Mountain Elementary:  K-6 – Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
o   Sonoran Trails Middle School:  7-8 – World Languages, Technology
o   Cactus Shadows High School:  9-12
o   College Preparatory
o   Advanced Placement
o   International Baccalaureate Programme
o   Dual Enrollment in High School/College
o   Early College Program for Juniors and Seniors
o   Online Learning
o   World Languages
o   Athletics and Clubs


o   Phone:  480-575-2000
o   Address:

o   Physical:  33016 N 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ  85266
o   Mailing:  PO Box 426, Cave Creek, AZ  85327
o   Website:  www.ccusd93.org
o   Facebook:  www.bit.ly/ccusd93
o   Twitter & Instagram:  @cavecreekusd93


2016 AASA Arizona State Superintendent of the Year!

Congratulations to Dr. Debbi Burdick!