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Cactus Elementary School

543 students in grades Pre-K ‐ 6

Rated: Improvement Required

Cactus Elementary School is a school in Cactus with 543 students. Many students are economically disadvantaged. Students perform well below the state average in passing TAKS scores.

Teachers have less experience than the state average and are paid less than the state average.

The school spends $4,596 per student for academic programs and $5,732 per student for all school functions.

Cactus Elementary School is located in Congressional District 13, State Board of Education District 15 represented by Marty Rowley, Texas House District 87 represented by Four Price and Texas Senate District 31 represented by Kel Seliger.


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These campuses are identified as peers for Cactus Elementary School by the comptroller's FAST report based on factors – like "regional wages, district size and student characteristics" – that affect the cost of education.

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