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For the 2021 school year, there are 58 public schools serving 25,669 students in Yuma, AZ. Yuma has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Arizona.
The top ranked public schools in Yuma, AZ are Gowan Science Academy, Desert View Academy and Sunrise Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Yuma, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 36% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 44% statewide average). Schools in Yuma have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

Top Yuma, AZ Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Gowan Science Academy Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1590 S. Avenue C
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 539-1200

    Grades: K-6 | 407 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Desert View Academy Charter School
    Math: 59% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2363 South Kennedy Lane
    Yuma, AZ 85366
    (928) 317-3113

    Grades: K-6 | 789 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Sunrise Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    9943 S. 28th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85367
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-5 | 533 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Alice Byrne Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    811 W. 16th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 782-9585

    Grades: PK-5 | 345 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Desert Mesa Elementary School Math: 53% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2350 S Avenue 7 1/2 E.
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-5 | 725 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Mesquite Elementary School Math: 54% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    4451 W. 28th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-4100

    Grades: K-6 | 592 students
  • Rank: #77.
    H L Suverkrup Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1590 Ave C
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-3500

    Grades: PK-6 | 414 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Yuma District One Digital Learning Academy Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    450 W. 6th St.
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4300

    Grades: K-8 | 5 students
  • Rank: #99.
    James B Rolle School Math: 54% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2711 S. Engler Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-6 | 626 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    James D Price School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1010 Barranca Road Yuma Provi
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 329-4279

    Grades: PK-5 | 80 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    C W Mcgraw Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2345 S Arizona Ave
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-6 | 528 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Pueblo Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2803 W 20th St
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-3600

    Grades: K-6 | 523 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    O C Johnson School Math: 50% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1201 W. 12th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-7900

    Grades: PK-5 | 446 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Palmcroft Elementary School Math: 48% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    901 Palmcroft Drive
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-5 | 550 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Mary A Otondo Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2251 Otondo Drive
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-5 | 758 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Gary A. Knox Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2926 South 21st Drive
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-5500

    Grades: PK-6 | 656 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Ronald Reagan Fundamental School Math: 42% | Reading: 37%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3200 W 16th St
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-3700

    Grades: PK-6 | 552 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Ron Watson Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9851 E. 28th St.
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: 6-8 | 404 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Crane Middle School Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4450 West 32nd Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-3200

    Grades: 6-8 | 748 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Centennial Middle School Math: 37% | Reading: 32%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2650 W. 20th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-3300

    Grades: 6-8 | 669 students
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Roosevelt School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    550 5th St
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: PK-5 | 265 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Carpe Diem Collegiate High School Dba Carpe Diem E-learning Charter School
    Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3777 W. 22nd Lane
    Yuma, AZ 85366
    (928) 317-3113

    Grades: 6-12 | 201 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Salida Del Sol Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    910 S. Ave. C
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-5600

    Grades: PK-3 | 441 students
  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Stedy- Antelope High School Satellite Vocational School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9168 South Avenue 36e
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-1182

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Valley Horizon Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 33%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4501 West 20th St
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-4000

    Grades: K-6 | 536 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Castle Dome Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 34%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2353 S. Otondo Drive
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928) 502-4352

    Grades: 6-8 | 878 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Cibola High School Math: 31% | Reading: 29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4100 W 20th St
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-5700

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,488 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Berean Academy Charter School
    Math: 24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1169 N. Colombo Drive
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (520) 459-4113

    Grades: K-12 | 320 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Stedy- Gila Ridge High School Satellite Vocational School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7150 E 24th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-1182

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Harvest Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 27% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    350 E. 18th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85366
    (928) 783-6266

    Grades: K-12 | 940 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Harvest Preparatory Academy San Luis Az Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1044 N. 10th Avenue
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 782-2052

    Grades: K-7 | 611 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Rancho Viejo Elementary School Math: 31% | Reading: 22%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1020 Avenue C
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-3800

    Grades: PK-8 | 347 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Stedy- Cibola High School Satellite Vocational School
    Math: 28% | Reading: 24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4100 West 20th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 373-1181

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Gila Ridge High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    7150 E. 24th Street
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,863 student
  • Rank: #34-3534.- 35.
    Kofa High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3100 Ave A
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4600

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,273 students
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