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The Handmaid’s Tale Act 1 Preview

The City High School Drama Production class is excited to preview Act 1 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Come see our work in progress!

Family Night November 2nd @ City High School. It’s free! Stay tuned for information coming soon on our end of the semester performances December 14th-16th at the Cabaret Theatre! Join our Facebook event here for updates!
5:30 Snacks
5:50 Doors
6:00-6:45 Show

City High School Fall Break

City High School will be on Fall Break starting this Friday, October 6th until Friday, October 13th. We will return on Monday, October 16th. Q1 progress reports will be sent home during this break.

Narwhal Basketball Schedule

Here is the game schedule for the Narwhal Basketball team:

Back-To-School Night is Thursday, August 24

Parents and guardians are encouraged to join us for our annual Back-to-School Night on Thursday, August 24 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.. This annual event is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and find out more about course expectations.  We will highlight:

  • School mission and goals
  • Ways the parents can get involved at school
  • How to support your child’s learning at home
  • Teacher and support staff qualifications*
  • Academic support and enrichment programs available to students
  • Title 1 funding priorities

Back-to-School Night is primarily designed for adult family members; students ma accompany their family members but are not expected to participate.

Questions? Contact: Brett Goble, Principal – 623-7223 x 203 –

¡Bienvenidos a TODAS nuestras familias! Para información en español, por favor llame a Leslie Newman, 623-7223 x 103.

*PARENTS RIGHT TO KNOW NOTIFICATION: Parents have a right to know details regarding teacher qualifications. Parents may request information on the professional qualifications of their child’s teachers. Information includes:

  • teacher certification status
  • teacher educational background
  • qualifications of paraprofessionals

VOICES After School Program Launches

For the 8th year, the federal 21st Century Community Learning Center grant has supported City High School’s VOICES extended day programs. This free programming is available before and after school every day of the week.

City High School staff and community partners teach academic, artistic, leadership, and wellness skills through a variety of regular tutoring opportunities, enrichment classes, school clubs, and periodic workshops. There is something for everyone. And there are free snacks available after school for all participants.

See the full weekly VOICES Fall 2017 schedule here:


Student participation leads to new skills and new friends, and attendance in VOICES programs of 30 days or more can earn students off-campus lunch privileges. To join a program, students simply need to come to a class or workshop when they can, though attendance at the first meeting is strongly encouraged.

Free or low-cost special workshops with community partners are coming up this Fall including opportunities with  Ironwood Tree Experience and Sonoran Glass School. Stay tuned for details coming soon!

VOICES also supports our weekly Family Nights on Thursday, 5:30-7:00 p.m., hosted by City High School staff and showcasing student work and performances, Family Association meetings, and fundraising events like our popular annual Chili Cook Off, All Souls Procession Prep Party, Drama Performances, Art Show & Sale, and VOICES Showcase.

This year we are continuing our Family Wellness Initiative, with a variety of health & wellness programming designed specifically for students and adult family members. Enjoy free snacks are provided by our after school Culinary Arts students.

Stay tuned for upcoming Family Nights!

City High School Earns Highest Education Equality Index Rating in Tucson

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City High School has been recognized as a top school by achieving the highest score in Tucson, Arizona released in the newest data from the Education Equality Index (EEI) survey on June 20, 2017. The results shared that the average EEI score in Tucson is 57.7 and City High School earned a score of 93.3.

“We are so pleased to be recognized by EEI as a ‘far above average’ school with a very high rating in reading, which is a college success indicator,” stated Eve Rifkin, co-founder and director of college access at City High School. “This ranking is a result of our hard work with a highly diverse student body with different needs and backgrounds – that is the true work of a public school, and we could not be more proud.”

Rifkin added, “My hope is that the EEI survey helps to shift the national conversation about school ranking criteria and elevates the profile of schools that are engaged in the daily commitment to serve all students, regardless of socio-economic status.”

The criteria for the high EEI rating included school levels, grade ranges, magnet/charter classification, student proficiency, number of students tested, city population figures, and free or reduced price lunch figures, plus exceeding the low-income achievement category. City High School draws a diverse student body from throughout the Tucson metropolitan area.

To view the full EEI report, visit

FREE MEALS for kids in June!

City High School is serving FREE breakfast and lunch to kids under 18 during the month of June. Kids do not need to be enrolled in school in order to receive meals. However, meals must be consumed on site. Breakfast is served 8:30-9am, lunch 12-12:30pm.


Summer School Registration Now Open

City High School is offering two 2-week summer school sessions in 2017. Students have the opportunity to earn .5 credit (equivalent to 1 semester) each session. Session A is June 5 – 16. Session B is June 19 – June 30. Classes will meet Monday – Friday, from 9am until 3:30pm, with a 30-minute lunch break. Lunch will be provided to all registered students.

There is a registration fee of $100.00 per session. Please note: There is limited room in City High School’s summer school. We cannot guarantee that there will be a spot for every student; we will communicate with each student and family to confirm the student’s status in the program. You can pay at the school with credit card, cash or check. Or use our easy online payment method.

Register Here!