Gila Ridge High School

449 reviews
  1. Yuma Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    D+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
7150 East 24th St
Yuma, AZ 85364
Telephone
(928) 502-4600
Website
Data not available

Gila Ridge High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
28 responses
Average ACT
24
80 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 77 responses
  • Football games, pep assembly's , and plays.
    42%
  • End of the day
    18%
  • Basketball games against Cibola High
    17%
  • Spirit Weeks
    12%
  • Band Concerts
    4%
  • Coir Concerts
    3%
  • Drama Plays
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,809
Free or Reduced Lunch
45%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,832
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.6%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
D+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$6,445/ year
National
$11,890
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.67 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.67 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.67 responses

Reviews

449 reviews
  • Excellent
    44
  • Very Good
    174
  • Average
    176
  • Poor
    39
  • Terrible
    16
It is a joy to walk the halls of this school, seeing smile after smile, sharing laughs with my peers, teachers, counselors, and faculty. I have done very well throughout my experience here, and the reason for that is because this high school has an enjoyable environment not only where you study, but also where you make new friends, be creative, and show your school spirit at the pep assemblies, football games, peach fuzz, powderpuff, and spirit days. It has been easy for me to succeed and stay involved throughout the years because there are so many options here. So far, I have done marching band, tennis, basketball, concert band, golf, National Honors Society, Academic Decathlon, and Junior statesman of America all while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Every student here is talented and unique in their own ways which is why it is such a great school. I can't wait for the years to come!
  • Junior
  • 3 months ago
Teachers at Gila Ridge are great, some more than others and encourage us to strive for success! Many teachers on this campus will make work come into real-life experiences which changes the whole learning process. They're very intelligent and have tutoring hours after school for students needing extra help. They're great communicators and are awesome and I believe the grading is fair.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago
I am apart of the dance program and it has been one of my favorite experiences at this school. I love being able to perform at pep rally's and my school gets hyped up when performing dance performs its awesome! We also have Mr. Hawk which is one of the coolest events at the school. Senior boys that are role models compete to be Mr.Hawk with showing talent and what they believe is important in their life and what they are majoring in, etc. What makes this school unique is that the school is so diverse and we all are one big family. I would choose this school again and do it all over again.
  • High School Senior
  • 5 months ago