Gila Ridge High School in Yuma, AZ - Niche

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Gila Ridge High School is a public school in Yuma, Arizona. It has 1,804 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 356 reviews written and they have been mixed.

7150 E. 24th Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
(928) 502-4600

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3.4 from 356 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I love how friendly everyone is at Gila Ridge. When I first moved to Yuma I was really nervous about going to school, but everyone made it a fun place to go. I really have enjoyed my time here.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Graduated early, but enjoyed every minute of it!
    • Recent Alumnus
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My favorite experiences were my dance class's performances and going to Girls State. This school is unique because it represents much of the real world and helps you how to understand your circumstances and how to improve on them. If I could do it all over, I would still choose this school because I believe it is more serious about education and how to apply it, than any other school in the city.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: Like with anything...your experience is what you make of it. If you want to enjoy your time in high school then you need to get out there and participate. Enjoy the company of your friends and make new friends. All work and no play doesn't cut it. The school itself could hold more Pep Rallies especially before important games to drum up spirit and attendance. Other than that, I will miss Gila Ridge and all my experiences good and even sometimes not so good. GO HAWKS!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Extracurricular activities were fun. It was a new and great way to get out of the house and meet new people.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Harvest Preparatory Academy 6 mi. 914
1.66 Yuma High School 7 mi. 1,453
1.66 Kofa High School 7 mi. 2,075
3.00 Cibola High School 9 mi. 2,559
1.66 San Luis High School 19 mi. 2,644

Around Gila Ridge High School

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


Male 52%
Female 47%

Student Diversity

Gila Ridge High School United States Cibola High School Harvest Preparatory Academy Kofa High School San Luis High School Yuma High School
Hispanic 52.0% 25.0% 78.0% 86.0% 81.0% 99.0% 81.0%
White 40.0% 51.0% 16.0% 9.0% 13.0% 0% 13.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 2.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0% 2.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 1.0% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.0% 0% 1.0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 27.5%
Grade 11 24.0%
Grade 12 22.7%

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 39 responses

  • 77% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 23% Football Games
  • 16% Basketball Games
  • 13% The theater program
  • 13% Band
  • 8% Gila Ridge vs. Cibola basketball games
  • 6% Choir
  • 6% Track Program
  • 5% Dance Program
  • 3% Wrestling Program
  • 3% Tennis
  • 2% Swim meets
  • 2% Swimming Program

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 43% The lunch food,
  • 25% Some of the people
  • 18% Some of the administration.
  • 7% The administration.
  • 5% People
  • 2% SOAR

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 31 responses

  • 58% Newest high school in yuma
  • 19% We have a great theater program and sports team.
  • 10% School set-up
  • 6% Marching and concert band class
  • 6% The top-notch Wrestling program and new facilities

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 41% Extremely hawktastic!
  • 21% Farmer
  • 17% Meh.
  • 10% Rich white kids
  • 10% City Champs

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 58% To know where your classes are before the 1st day.
  • 38% Have fun and enjoy every minute. It flies by.
  • 4% Don't worry about the gates.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 11% I love everything about this school.
  • 82% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.