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48 E Pennington St

Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 623-7223

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Grades: 9 - 12

School Type: Public, Charter

Student Enrollment: 178

Students Per Teacher: 7

Parent Reviews

11 Parent Reviews for City High School

My child is a senior this year and so far City High has been a great choice. She has learned how to be proactive, outgoing, assertive and matured tremendously. I love their hands on approach, great educational trips oferred and the fact that the teachers are involved and aware orf their students progress ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/13/12

At City High-I truly believe that my daughter is getting the best education possible. My husband and I are both public school teachers and had to really think long and hard about what environment was best for our daughter- I wish there was a comparable school in the public school system. With everything ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/12

City High School offers a unique program for high school students who want to study in an environment that values diversity and community. I love the fact that downtown Tucson and the surrounding areas are utilized to teach students about history, culture, art and politics. They also offer excellent ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/18/11

My daughter just started at City this year and she loves it. It is a perfect place for a creative kid, who likes to interact with and contribute to their community. This may not be the school for every one, but it seems to be a good fit for her. There's a good vibe in the place.

Posted by a parent on 09/29/10

City High was a good fit for our family. While not everyone student will thrive in every situation there are enough schools in Tucson so that there are choices. Each parent needs to find the right fit for their child.

Posted by a teacher on 08/10/10

Our son had a fantastic experience at City High School. A previous review cited "burnt out professionals." My experience was precisely the opposite. The teachers are there because they want to work there...and the meal they are served is an appreciation from families of the students for their dedication. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/11/10

This is a school whose parents "serve" the faculty lunch and breakfast weekly. The parents are also required to donate amounts of money for their students to suceed. Even failing students can pass with parent money - notice I am not talking about the students first. Students are held to strict, unresearched ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/10/10

It is, for the most part, a very good environment. Certain things did bug me though. Focus and special privileges on one overachieving student, who the administration and teachers could never get enough of. Some of the policies changing in the middle of the school year, sometimes with very little thought ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 02/13/10

Because I think it is a school that has the right attitude about education- to give all kids regardless of socioeconomic background an equal opportunity for a great education so that they can go on to realize their goals! They have a wonderful faculty who is dedicated to being their best to help the ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/17/09

A very laid back school. A class with a structured curriculum is a rarity. As a semi intelligent student(if not, more), I did not feel academically challenged and managed all 'A's and 'B's completing the little work given to me with no care. The school boasts that they are a college prep school, ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 06/20/09

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Test scores for City High School

AIMS* Test Scores

Grade Level: 10

Test Year: 2012
City High School
Tucson Small School Project
* In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

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Tucson schools — City High School is located at 48 E Pennington St, Tucson AZ 85701. 48 E Pennington St is in the 85701 ZIP code in Tucson, AZ The school district for City High School is the Tucson Small School Project. City High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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