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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Address
7525 E. Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710
Telephone
(520) 901-5499

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,335
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid
$3,860
From Desert Christian Schools

Since Desert Christian Schools (DCS) beginning in 1986, DCS has been committed to providing a solid spiritual and educational foundation for every student. DCS is an independent, inter-denominational, Christian covenant school that provides a rigorous traditional liberal arts education taught from a biblical worldview. In partnership with Christian families, DCS is committed to providing an educational experience, centered on the foundation of a Biblical Christian Worldview. At DCS, it is our mission to:

1. Pursue excellence in Christian education
2. Foster Christ-Centered relationships
3. Endeavor to meet the unique learning needs of every student

Internationally recognized and accredited, DCS admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. DCS strives to provide a solid spiritual and educational foundation to all children from preschool through 12th grade.

Desert Christian Schools Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1150
21 responses
Average ACT
27
7 responses

Culture & Safety

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  • Spirit Week
    40%
  • The Winter Dance
    30%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • "Blue out" basket ball games
    10%

    Students

    Diversity
    B+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    438
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    57%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    B+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      B
    3. Housing
      C+
    Area Feel
    Suburban
    Median Household Income
    $39,617
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $801
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $137,600
    National
    $184,700

    Desert Christian Schools Reviews

    43 reviews
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    I started going to Desert for 8th grade. I hated 8th grade, to be honest. I also went to Desert Christian High School all of high school. I loved my time there in high school because everyone is so nice. The faculty and staff people actually want to help you and they truly care for you. The students are really great and funny. It was the first place that truly felt like home for me and it was where I made my best friends. Together, we all worshipped Christ our Savior, and were challenged in different ways, but we made it, and through it all, God was there!
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    When I first discovered DCS, I heard that they had a great reputation in the community, and genuinely partnered with their families in providing a high-quality, Christ-centered, education for their students. Now, as part of the DCS community, I can attest to the high level of commitment and care to each child as an individual. It is an honor and a blessing for our family to be here. Thank you.
    My time at desert christian was very brief but I loved every second of it. The teachers truly care and are phenomenal and the environment it great. However, when I went there the principle was not a very good man in my eyes and in the other seniors who I graduated with eyes.