Canyon del Oro High School

25 W Calle Concordia
Tucson AZ  85704-8505

Phone: (520) 696-5560

Canyon del Oro High School is a comprehensive public high school in Oro Valley, Arizona, located 6mi north of Tucson at the base of Pusch Ridge. Established as a high school in 1964, CDO is one of three high schools of Amphitheater Public Schools and serves about 1,600 students in grades 9–12. The school name originates from the remote Canyon del Oro in the nearby Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. The school mascot is the Dorado, a mythical Latin American warrior, and the school colors are forest green and gold. The Dorado mascot was originally designed by former art teacher Diane Redhair in the mid-1960s.CDO is primarily known for its academic program and the notable number of Major League Baseball players the school has produced in recent decades. CDO is statistically one of the highest achieving schools in Arizona, both academically and athletically. In 2007, 2010, and again in 2011, Newsweek Magazine rated CDO in the top 5% of public schools in the U.S., one of a handful of schools in Arizona included on the list. In 2011, Newsweek ranked CDO No. 408 in its list of top public schools in the U.S. . From 2005 to the present, CDO has consistently been academically classified as Excelling by the Arizona Department of Education . Between 2000 and 2010, CDO has graduated 42 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. CDO is also home to the 2011 Arizona Academic Decathlon State Champions, with the team finishing 5th in the National Academic Decathlon competition. The team placed as State Champion in 2009, finishing 4th in the National Academic Decathlon, State Runner-Up in 2007, 2008, and 2010, and was State Champion in 2006, finishing 5th in the National Academic Decathlon. CDO is also ranked 6th in Arizona for the most all-time state championships in 4A & 5A team sports as of 2006 .

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CDO Project Grad Executive Board Meeting

CDO Project Grad Executive Board Meeting
06:00 pm - 01/09/2018

At Canyon del Oro High School

The first board meeting of 2018 is upon us! Join us tomorrow night in the CDO T-building. This is our monthly Executive Board meeting. It is open to anyone in...

ShowBiz Academy of Dance presents A Charlie Brown Christmas & Winter Showca

ShowBiz Academy of Dance presents A Charlie Brown Christmas & Winter Showca
04:00 pm - 12/03/2017

At Canyon del Oro High School

Come join us for our new ballet A Charlie Brown Christmas and Winter Showcase at Canyon Del Oro High School Auditorium on Sunday, December 3rd at 4pm. Ticket Prices: Ticket...

Superintendent Search: Community Forum

Superintendent Search: Community Forum
06:00 pm - 01/17/2017

At Canyon del Oro High School

Your assistance in this process is greatly appreciated. All information collected will be used by the Governing Board & ASBA Search Consultant to use for the applicant...

2017- Decorations team still needs help!

2017- Decorations team still needs help!
08:00 am - 01/14/2017

At Canyon del Oro High School

Hope your New Year is fabulous. We are still working like crazy. There are only 6 more work days after today!!!! Wow we have lots to do please if you or anyone...

Run, Run Rudolph Holiday Showcase

Run, Run Rudolph Holiday Showcase
04:00 pm - 12/04/2016

At Canyon del Oro High School

Come see the Run, Run Rudolph Holiday Showcase produced by ShowBiz Academy of Dance and take in home baked goods by the Booster Club. There will also be opportunities...

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