Gila Ridge High School

445 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.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1120
28 responses
Average ACT
24
72 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
AP Enrollment
18%
AP Exam Pass Rate
29%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    2%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    38%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    53%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    7%

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

445 reviews
  • Excellent
    43
  • Very Good
    173
  • Average
    174
  • 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
  • 2 months ago
Administration and the guidance staff generally do not care about students. They do not put out effort to help students who need it, especially if you have any intention to leave Yuma. There have been several reported cases of bullying this year that have gone essentially disregarded, and a friend of mine had her appointment with one counselor put off because the counselor had decided to go golfing that day. Class changes and any extra assistance students might need are not taken seriously much of the time, and often promises made to students in need of help are blown off. Admin does not support student programs in any way, shape, or form, unless it has to do with Student Council or the football team - anything else and you're on your own. I have never met a GRHS student who felt satisfied with the level of help they received from admin/guidance.

The dress code is biased in an extremely unjust way in favor of male students. While it is not uncommon to see boys walking around with shirts emblazoned with scantily clad women, female students are constantly dress coded for the barest violation; if the strap of your shirt is a centimeter too thin, you're in the office in the blink of an eye. I saw a girl dress coded because her shirt rode up over her waist when she stretched upward as part of a class exercise. Boys are allowed to walk around with their nipples literally visible from the armholes of their shirts, but if a girl shows the scarcest bit too much skin - in a climate typically exceeding 100 degrees! - she's in trouble for it.

One of the worst things about GRHS is its "tardy sweep" policy. Late students, instead of being sent to class and marked tardy, are sent to a room referred to as Tardy Sweep and made to sit there for the whole of the period, thus disrupting the student's learning process and resulting in their being marked entirely absent from a class they might have been only five minutes late for. Admin policies do not foster student growth at all.
  • Niche User
  • Oct 29 2014
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
  • 3 months ago