About Us

City High School mission background history

City High School is an accredited public high school serving Tucson’s young people since 2004.

Our mission: to be a community of learners in which all members use their minds well and care about one another & to engage with challenging academics and the unique resources of our city and region in order to become active citizens and responsible stewards of our world.

City High School is a college preparatory program that strives for both rigor and relevance. The school’s graduation requirements exceed the state requirements for graduation and are aligned with admission expectations for the University of Arizona and other four-year institutions. Our unique academic program promotes a hands-on learning experience that engages students directly with their community.

We are a small school by design, in order to achieve a high level of personalization. We strive to ensure that teachers and students know one another well and that all students get the support they need – and receive the challenges they are ready for – to achieve at their highest levels.

City High School enrolls approximately 190 students per year in grades 9-12. The student population represents a cross-section of the Tucson community, coming from a wide variety of feeder schools, neighborhoods, and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This diversity allows students to learn from each other and their community.