San Miguel High School (Tucson, Arizona)
|San Miguel High School|
|6601 South San Fernando Road, Barrio Nopal
Tucson, Arizona, Pima County 85706
|Religious affiliation(s)||Catholic, Lasallian|
|President||David L. Mason|
|Enrollment||317 (October 1, 2012)|
|Average class size||20|
|Student to teacher ratio||15:1|
|Color(s)||Red and gold|
|Athletics||Arizona Interscholastic Association 2A|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Affiliation||Cristo Rey Network|
- 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
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.
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
- Chess Club
- Club Pag-asa
- El Otro Lado
- Lasallian Youth
- Mass Choir and Band
- National Hoors Society
- Student Ambassadors Program
- Student Life
- Yearbook Committee
Book about the Cristo Rey Model
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
- 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.
- AIA 2012 enrollment figures
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- School website
- More than a Dream (official book website)
- Cristo Rey Network
- Partners - Cristo Rey Network
- Fr. John P. Foley honored with Presidential Citizen's Medal
- Cristo Rey Featured in Washington Post column by George Will
- Boston Globe - With sense of purpose, students cut class for a day
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Success of Innovative Urban Catholic School Sparks Major Investment