Yuma High School

  • Yuma High School serves 1,142 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 9% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 15% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arizona state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Yuma High School's student population of 1,142 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,142 students
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Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Yuma High School's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Yuma High School is 0.22, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1716 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
9%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:119:1
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American Indian
3%
6%
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Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
88%
45%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
8%
38%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Yuma High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score0.220.65
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Graduation Rate
91%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Yuma High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Arizona by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameYuma Union High School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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Diz skool iz tha bomb! there'z no skool dat can top us cuz we r the one and only criminals. What else could be better than uz? Thiz skool iz fun 2 hang out wit ur friendz. Some of the teachers are great but there are others that are juss plain strict. You learn alot there especially when your wit friendz. The only thing i dont like are the security guards. They get you in trouble for no reason or for the slightest thing. They are to delicate. Us crims need securities we could be cool wit and fun to hang around. Everyone i know dat used to go there during the '90s said YHS was the best place to be because the school used to hold games for valentines and other holidays. Everyone used to get along even with the security guards! Now everything seems boring except when your around wit friends. I TRULY WISH things could be like Yuma High was during the years 95 and so on wit all that fun going around at the same time everyone learned with there friends. How is it possible that the school changed fun for strictness. Were CRIMINALS we need fun around us to get us to work!!!!
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