About Tombstone High School

Welcome to Tombstone High School! In 2006, Tombstone High moved from the historic downtown campus to our facility on the edge of Tombstone. Our new school is built in a modern style that maximizes functionality and student safety. 

At THS, we are dedicated to giving every student a top quality education. Since 1925, Tombstone High has been recognized by the North Central Association-AdvancEd as a continually accredited school. Our faculty, staff, and administration are committed to providing students with challenging and relevant educational experiences that will prepare them for life after high school.

Our Philosophy

We believe the educational process should stimulate curiosity and allow for the individual to experiment and grow both academically and socially. This growth will take place in an environment of trust, respect, and tolerance for others. At THS, we provide every student the opportunity to develop a personal character, which includes a positive self-image, emotional maturity, physical well-being, and social responsibility. We also provide students the opportunity to acquire the basic skills and attitudes necessary for successful participation in our democratic society. Basic skills are identified as self and cooperative management skills as well as the academic areas of reading, mathematics, language arts, science, and social studies.

 A Rich History

Tombstone High School (THS) began in 1922 when the first part of the high school was constructed, and our students continue to make history. Small student-to-teacher ratios, a challenging academic and vocational curriculum, and an outstanding athletics department are some of the advantages of attending THS.

A Message from Our Principal

A personal philosophy of education is enhanced by a variety of influences. I believe that all students can learn, and it is the school’s obligation to provide the teaching so students can reach their maximum potential. Education is a people business. Being an educational leader is not just about numbers; it is about the students, parents, staff, and community that make up a district. An educational philosophy is how one decides to complete tasks and should be focused on what the system values, in this case, the students. It is vital for the administrative team to base decisions on what is best for the student, first and foremost. Schools are here for the students. Whatever a student requires to be successful should be the primary concern for all educators. By taking the needs of the students into account and involving the staff and community in the discussion concerning the school district, it is possible to achieve a community school system. 


David Thursby

David Thursby, Principal