Desert Christian Schools (Arizona)
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|Desert Christian Schools|
|7525 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85710
|School type||Private Christian High school|
|Motto||"Discipling young people to make a difference in their world"|
|Principal||Jon R. Self (high school)
Ron Smith (K-8)
|Enrollment||169 high school students (October 1, 2012), 482 total|
|Color(s)||Royal blue, black, and white|
|Rivals||The Gregory School, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Blue Ridge High School|
|Accreditation||Association of Christian Schools International|
Desert Christian Schools is a private Christian school system in Tucson, Arizona. Offering grades K-12, it operates elementary, middle and high schools.
The high school was founded in 1986 in rented space at Christ Community Church, with 23 9th- and 10th-grade students and seven faculty members. It moved to the El Camino Baptist Church campus on East Speedway Boulevard in 1991 as its enrollment approached 100. It was expanded with a middle school in 2000 and elementary school in 2004. The high school and middle school moved from the El Camino campus to a location nearby, also on Speedway Boulevard, in 2001. In 2011, the elementary and middle schools moved to a purpose-built location on Wrightstown Road.