San Miguel High School (Tucson, Arizona)

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San Miguel High School
6601 South San Fernando Road, Barrio Nopal
Tucson, Arizona, Pima County 85706
United States
Coordinates 32°7′55″N 110°58′24″W / 32.13194°N 110.97333°W / 32.13194; -110.97333Coordinates: 32°7′55″N 110°58′24″W / 32.13194°N 110.97333°W / 32.13194; -110.97333
Type Private, coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Catholic, Lasallian
Established 2004
President David L. Mason
Staff 34
Grades 912
Gender Co-ed
Enrollment 317 (October 1, 2012)[1]
Average class size 20
Student to teacher ratio 15:1
Color(s)          Red and gold
Athletics Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A
Mascot Viper
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Affiliation Cristo Rey Network
Alumni 420

San Miguel High School is a private Catholic and Lasallian college and career preparatory school located on the south side of Tucson.

Student demographics[edit]

  • Total students: 355
    • Female 62%
    • Male 38%
  • Hispanic 91%
  • Native American 5%
  • Black 1%
  • Asian 1%


A total of 24 credits are required for graduation, as is participation in the Corporate Internship program.

Courses required for graduation include:

Academic Skills / Literacy 1 credit

English 4 credits

Foreign Language 3 credits

Mathematics 4 credits

Religious Studies 4 credits

Science 4 credits

Social Studies 3 credits

Visual / Performing Arts 1 credit

Four-year total: 25 credits

Corporate partners[edit]

There are currently over 100 corporate partners that employ San Miguel students as part of the Corporate Internship Program. A list of the corporate sponsors can be found on the website.[3]


San Miguel High School is a community formed by teachers from different social, ethnic, religious and economic backgrounds. The school is composed of 34 staff members and 29 teaching faculty, 50% of whom have earned master's degrees in their related fields of administration, teaching and counseling.

Student clubs and organizations[edit]

Student organizations:

  • Chess Club
  • Club Pag-asa
  • El Otro Lado
  • Lasallian Youth
  • Mass Choir and Band
  • National Hoors Society
  • Student Ambassadors Program
  • Student Life
  • Yearbook Committee


  • Women's
    • Cheer
    • Volleyball
    • Soccer
    • Softball
  • Men's
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Baseball

Book about the Cristo Rey Model[edit]

In January 2008, Loyola Press released a book entitled More than A Dream: How One School's Vision is Changing the World. The book, authored by G.R. Kearney, a writer and former volunteer teacher at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School (Chicago), documents the unlikely development of the Cristo Rey model and its remarkable success throughout the United States.

Additional school facts[edit]

  • 82% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch.
  • 80% of students are the first in their family to go to college.
  • 63% of students attend a four-year university or college.
  • 72% of San Miguel graduates have either graduated from college or are persisting in college, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Report 2015.


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