Yuma High School

157 reviews
  1. Yuma Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Readiness
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    D
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    D+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
400 6th Ave
Yuma, AZ 85364
Telephone
(928) 502-4600
Website
Data not available

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1030
13 responses
Average ACT
21
26 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
AP Enrollment
13%
AP Exam Pass Rate
10%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    3%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    83%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
68%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Yuma vs. Kofa games
    25%
  • Prison Hill pep rally
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    15%
  • Spirit weeks
    13%
  • Football games
    9%
  • Half time in football games
    7%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,349
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,832
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 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
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
23%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses

Reviews

157 reviews
  • Excellent
    13
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    79
  • Poor
    11
  • Terrible
    4
A very memorable and unique experience I've had at this school is our first assembly, I was new to Stuco so I wanted everything to be perfect. We had many technical issues but my club members did great at improvising, the students loved it! Us cheerleaders walked in carrying our M.C. And everybody cheered at the top of their lungs! It was a complete success. All the football games and pep rally's were a blast. I'm glad I've made so many friendships that I will cherish my whole life. This is also why I wouldn't pick any other school: even though the dress code was overly strict, this school is part of me.
  • High School Senior
  • Nov 13 2015
I have been fortunate to have received some decent teachers this year. However, there are some that fall short of their expectations. Majority of the teachers I've had throughout my 4 years in high school have slacked off on updating grades. Also, while the school offers many opportunities to receive tutoring in the subject needed, the teacher of your actual class will not be the teacher there at tutoring to help you. This difference may help some but often times it doesn't. Another issue is that the teachers are required to cater to the students needs. For example, they stay on the same subject until everyone comprehends the lesson which doesn't allow other students to continue to learn. I suppose that's not really a downfall on the teacher rather than the school whom imposes it. Anyways, most of the teachers don't take interest in the students, they just teach the lesson (which often time isn't thorough or understandable due to lack of preparation or care), and they just do their job to the bare minimum.
  • High School Senior
  • 11 months ago
Our school consistently promotes the involvement of sports or clubs but all of the options aren't great. Sports are coached by teachers whom only have the experience of playing in high school, in other words, their amateurs, which makes our sports teams really unsuccessful and not something that people wish to be apart of. There are other reasons why some don't wish to join but these reasons don't regard the school rather than the students who play the sports. Clubs are easy to start up so there is an opportunity for anyone to make one of their choice. Although, clubs aren't really a point of interest for many. Also, clubs are ran by students and advised by a teacher but both have no clue what they're doing. The biggest issue is that advisers don't even care about the club or the members or they dictate too much. I feel that most of the teachers that "help" out with the clubs or sports just do it for the benefits, *cough cough* money... Lastly, students tremendously lack school spirit and don't participate in school activities nor attend when given the choice.
  • High School Senior
  • 11 months ago