Desert Christian High School

Po Box 31240 7525 E Speedway Blvd,
Tucson, AZ, 85710-0857
Tel: (520)298-5817
Desert Christian High School opened in 1986 following two years of planning and praying by four core families who envisioned a quality Christian high school on the east side of Tucson.
Believing God was using them to accomplish “big things,” these families stepped out in faith and commitment.
In space rented from Christ Community Church, the high school opened its doors with just 23 students in grades 9 and 10, and a combined full and part-time staff of seven.
Desert Christian Schools is in its twenty-second year of offering Christ-centered education.
Respected academically, 95% of our graduates attend colleges, universities and military academies across the United States.
In the last three years, 152 graduates earned approximately $4 million in scholarships for academic achievement, leadership and athletics.
The middle school has produced first place finishers in regional ACSI Math Olympics this year and top finishers in the Regional Spelling Bee.
Students at all three schools consistently earn high marks on achievement assessment at the local, state, and national levels, with DCHS having four National Merit Scholarship winners in the last five years.
The Desert Christian Schools students are spiritually maturing, academically prepared, and possess an integrated biblical worldview so they impact their world for Christ.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Other
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 238 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 27%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Desert Christian High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Augustine Catholic High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Old Spanish Trail School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Old Spanish Trail School (0.3 miles away)
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  • Tucson Old Spanish Trail School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    9395 E Old Spanish Trail
    Tucson , AZ , 85710
    (520)885-8531
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    0.3  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Tucson
    St. Augustine Catholic High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    8800 E 22nd St
    Tucson , AZ , 85710
    (520)751-8300
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  139  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Tucson
    Casa Ninos School Of Montessori - East Campus
    Montessori School
    8655 E Broadway Blvd
    Tucson , AZ , 85710
    (520)751-1454
    Montessori School
    1.3  mi  |  112  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Tucson
    Mary-joyce Private
    8185 East 22nd Street
    Tucson , AZ , 85710
    (520)885-7711
    1.3  mi  |  154  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Tucson
    Desert Trail KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    8425 E. Old Spanish Trail
    Tucson , AZ , 85710
    (520)722-8190
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.4  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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