Amphitheater High School In Tucson AZ
The First High School In School District #10
Established in 1939, Amphitheater High School was the 2nd high school in Tucson, AZ. It should be no surprise that Tucson High School was the 1st.
The high school carries the name of the school district that created it – Amphitheater School District.
The facility is in the central area of Tucson just south of East Prince Rd.
How Amphitheater High School Got Its Name
The name “Amphitheater” was influenced by the 5 mountain ranges surrounding the Tucson area. The mountain ranges were envisioned as producing a “natural amphitheater” for the desert valley floor where Tucson sits.
Prior to the 1930s, students attended Tucson High School in the Tucson Unified School District. In the early 1930’s residents moved to establish a high school in the Amphitheater District rather than sending students to Tucson High.
Using federal funding, the school facility was completed in 1939 on East Prince Road. Amphitheater High School, or simply Amphi to many, has a current enrollment of over 1400 students.
The School District has a long history dating back to 1893 when its first school opened with eleven students. From those meager beginnings, School District #10 has grown to include 21 campuses and more than 16.000 students.
The Amphi District covers over 109 Square miles. It stretches from Grant Road in Tucson to just north of the Catalina State park in Oro Valley Az.
Teachers, in the district focus on delivering skills students will need in today’s workplaces.
Skills and experiences that include creativity and innovation, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Amphitheater teachers strive to prepare students to meet the challenges of a changing world.
Map to Amphitheater High School
125 West Yavapai Road
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