Cactus High School
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|Cactus High School|
|Motto||Inherit The Tradition|
|Student to teacher ratio||18.47|
|Color(s)||Columbia blue and silver|
|Athletics conference||AIA 4A Conference|
|Rivals||Peoria High School|
Cactus High School is public secondary school located in Glendale, Arizona, United States, part of the Peoria Unified School District. The school opened its doors in August 1977. It is the district's smallest high school, with approximately 1,300 students.
In 1978, the first Cactus High School students, 1980 graduates, transferred from Peoria High School's campus during their sophomore year into the current building.
- Ryan Carpenter, MLB pitcher for the Detroit Tigers
- Kyle Kosier: Offensive lineman (NFL), free agent
- Brandon McDonald: Midfielder, Real Salt Lake (Major League Soccer)
- Jessica McDonald - professional soccer player. USWNT
- Zach Minter: defensive tackle (NFL), free agent
- Joe Riggs: professional mixed martial artist, WEC Middleweight Champion,; formerly fighting for (Bellator) and Strikeforce; currently competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Jason Vanacour - professional soccer player
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- Khris Davis: didn't graduate, transferred to Deer Valley High School in 2004, professional baseball player, Oakland Athletics
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