Gila Ridge High School in Yuma, AZ - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,809
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    419 3.4
  • Ranking

Gila Ridge High School is a public coed school in Yuma, Arizona. It has 1,809 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 71% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 419 reviews written and they have been mixed.

7150 East 24th St
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 502-4600

Ratings and Reviews
3.4 from 419 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There's lots of choices available for a school in Yuma, and the students in each club are excited to be there.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Most parents at this school get involved only to complain to the teacher about their student's grades.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: It's almost like playing a game of Russian Roulette with which teachers you get. Some teachers will be very good at teaching: knowledgeable, engaging, and able to control a classroom; then there's the other half that are not as good. If you get really good teachers during your time here (as I did for the most part), your experience will definitely be better than those who get stuck with the teachers who can't explain well, aren't engaging, and/or have little to no respect for the students.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Gila ridge high school is a very safe school, the nurse always on stand by. School I.D required for many things such as, any business with the book store, getting stuff from the library, and coming in and out of the office. Security cameras all throughout the hallways, and drills practiced frequently.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are many extracurricular activities, such as FFA, Spanish club, drama club, and sports. For every club and activity beyond school you must have a big commitment. Most popular extracurricular activities would be FFA and sports like swim, tennis, cross country, and soccer.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Harvest Preparatory Academy 6 mi. 934
2.00 Yuma High School 7 mi. 1,349
2.00 Kofa High School 7 mi. 2,184
3.00 Cibola High School 9 mi. 2,569
2.00 San Luis High School 19 mi. 2,598

Around Gila Ridge High School

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity

Gender

Gender
Female 49%
Male 50%

Student Diversity

Gila Ridge High School United States Arizona Cibola High School Harvest Preparatory Academy Kofa High School San Luis High School Yuma High School
Hispanic 53.0% 25.0% 44.6% 78.0% 85.0% 83.0% 99.0% 83.0%
White 40.0% 51.0% 40.2% 16.0% 9.0% 11.0% 0% 11.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 5.1% 1.0% 3.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 5.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 2.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 2.6% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.3% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 26.9%
Grade 10 24.9%
Grade 11 24.8%
Grade 12 23.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 59 responses

  • 80% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 8% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 45 responses

  • 16% Football Games
  • 13% Gila Ridge vs. Cibola basketball games
  • 12% Band
  • 12% The theater program
  • 12% Basketball Games
  • 9% Choir
  • 7% Track Program
  • 5% Dance Program
  • 4% Wrestling Program
  • 3% Swim meets
  • 1% Tennis
  • 1% Campus
  • 1% Swimming Program
  • 1% The Marching Band
  • 1% The Campus
  • 1% Yearbook
  • 1% Scandals
  • 1% FFA Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 41 responses

  • 37% The lunch food,
  • 25% Some of the people
  • 19% Some of the administration.
  • 6% The administration.
  • 4% SOAR
  • 3% People
  • 3% Teaching
  • 1% The fine arts at Gila Ridge.
  • 1% Sports

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 49 responses

  • 51% Newest high school in yuma
  • 20% We have a great theater program and sports team.
  • 8% Marching and concert band class
  • 8% School set-up
  • 6% Great after school activites
  • 4% The top-notch Wrestling program and new facilities
  • 2% The teachers care

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 33% Extremely hawktastic!
  • 21% Farmer
  • 12% Rich white kids
  • 12% City Champs
  • 10% Meh.
  • 6% Best band in Yuma
  • 2% Every man for themself
  • 2% Biggest school

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 38 responses

  • 47% To know where your classes are before the 1st day.
  • 37% Have fun and enjoy every minute. It flies by.
  • 11% Be involved!
  • 3% Prepare to do everything yourself.
  • 3% Don't worry about the gates.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 48 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 73% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 12% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.