Desert Christian Schools (California)
|Desert Christian Schools|
|44662 15th Street West
Lancaster, California 93534
|Average class size||30|
|Color(s)||Blue, Black, and White|
|Slogan||Providing a God-Centered Christian Education|
A group of leaders of the First Baptist Church in Lancaster, California led by George and Sharon Runner broke ground on a new school in 1976. The Family Learning Center opened its doors in 1977. Its first year included preschool classrooms, one kindergarten class, and after school care. The Learning Village Grade School opened in 1979 with the addition of first and second grades. By 1984, the school had expanded to include preschool, elementary and middle school, and by 1988, the infrastructure was complete with the addition of high school classes and an enrollment of 1300 students. It was at this time the name was changed to Desert Christian Schools, a name that more succinctly described the role of the schools as a Christian education institution in the Antelope Valley.
Desert Christian Elementary School and Middle school are located on a 15-acre (61,000 m2) site on 15th Street West. Desert Christian High School is located at the corner of 25th Street West and J-8, about 2 miles (3.2 km) from the main campus.
Desert Christian High School, or DCHS, is Desert Christian's high school. DCHS was opened in 1988. DCHS is located on a separate campus from DCES and DCMS. The DCHS campus is in the former YMCA of Lancaster. The principal of DCHS is Devin Thomas.