Yuma High School

400 6th Ave, Yuma, AZ 85364 | (928) 502-4600
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,739
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3.5 out of 5 | 5 Reviews
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School Description

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School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,739
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 73.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 23.8
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 917 (52.7%)
  • Females: 822 (47.3%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 78 (4.5%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 796 (45.8%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 874 (50.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Yuma High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian181.0%
Black543.1%
Asian181.0%
Hispanic1,39980.4%
White25014.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Yuma High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade49428.4%
10th Grade47627.4%
11th Grade41523.9%
12th Grade35420.4%
Faculty Educational Background (2006-07)
  • Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree: 59%
  • Teachers with a Master's Degree or Higher:35%
Faculty Salary and Experience (2006-2007)
  • Average Teaching Experience: 11 Years
  • Average Salary: $45,325
Teacher Experience by Number of Years
Yuma High School Teacher Experience in Years
  Salary Percent
1-5 Years of Teaching Experience$37,61735%
More Than 5 Years of Teaching Experience$49,53065%
Source: AZ Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3.5

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5 reviews for Yuma High School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 10, 2011
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I disagree 100% with the unifrome standard. My child has been targted more than once for not meeting the uniform standard. He had a hat taken away when it was 50 degrees outside. It was early in the morning and was cold. He was outside and not in the building. I understand rules and regulations but if this school is keeping my child from being able to stay warm I think that is crazy.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on June 21, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • it takes a good teacher to make good students
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on September 19, 2007
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The teachers at this school care more about there own benefit than the benefit of the students. They think they can talk to the students anyway they please and students should still respect them. You guys are just teachers! Don't make it as if you should be held so highly, simply teach our kids. This school is going downhill, it is becoming to strict and doesn't want the students to have an enjoyable high school experience. Half the teachers here simply throw the work in to our children's faces and say learn. Teachers these days don't care if they learn, they just want to get the day over with. The few teachers that do actually care about the students at this school is now going to be fired. This is unacceptable! we can not continue to let the administration suck the fun out of the high school experience as they have continued to do. Us parents need to draw a line and show them that it can only be taken so far. There is a thin line between the right thing and plain old stupidity.
    Yuma High admin. is plain old stupidity!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on June 22, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is amazing!They have some of the best teachers in town who really care about the education of their students.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on January 04, 2007
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended YHS from 1999-2003. All of my teachers were fair, nice, and understanding. Classes weren't too crowded and the teachers were always available for extra help.

    I participated in many clubs like NHS, COE, FBLA, French Club, and Renaissance. I would highly recommend joining some clubs while attending the school. I had a blast during those 4 years thanks to the clubs. Plus, being involved in extra-currricular activities helped me stay focused on academics. In the end, I ended up at the top of my class and a full-ride scholarship to ASU.

    For more information on the school go to their website(http://wwwzope.yumaed.org/yhs) or if you're looking to find old classmates visit www.myspace.com & search for Yuma High School. You are bound to find many of YHS alumni there.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Yuma High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on AIMS state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing

AIMS - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 2010 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201024.0%18.0%18.0%
200925.0%27.0%38.0%
200851.0%63.0%-
 
Reading Test
201014.0%20.0%29.0%
200926.0%33.0%57.0%
200865.0%63.0%-
 
Writing Test
201024.0%20.0%27.0%
200927.0%28.0%48.0%
200866.0%54.0%-
 
Science Test
20088.0%19.0%-
 

Grade 2011 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201019.0%16.0%19.0%
200950.0%61.0%87.0%
 
Reading Test
201029.0%33.0%47.0%
200962.0%66.0%83.0%
 
Writing Test
201028.0%32.0%45.0%
200964.0%61.0%72.0%
 
Science Test
200911.0%19.0%34.0%
 

Grade 2012 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201036.0%45.0%59.0%
 
Reading Test
201059.0%63.0%77.0%
 
Science Test
201014.0%20.0%35.0%
 
Writing Test
201061.0%59.0%72.0%
 

HS - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200942.0%54.0%71.0%
200838.0%46.0%58.0%
 
Reading Test
200953.0%56.0%75.0%
200852.0%51.0%66.0%
 
Science Test
200911.0%19.0%39.0%
20088.0%20.0%37.0%
 
Writing Test
200957.0%52.0%64.0%
200856.0%47.0%63.0%
 

Grade 2009 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200919.0%16.0%23.0%
200831.0%27.0%-
 
Reading Test
20098.0%15.0%27.0%
200834.0%33.0%-
 
Writing Test
200932.0%18.0%26.0%
200830.0%27.0%-
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200848.0%57.0%67.0%
 
Reading Test
200862.0%60.0%73.0%
 
Writing Test
200865.0%54.0%68.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200827.0%25.0%35.0%
 
Reading Test
200831.0%31.0%49.0%
 
Writing Test
200829.0%27.0%46.0%
 

Grade 12 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200832.0%22.0%28.0%
 
Reading Test
200834.0%20.0%36.0%
 
Writing Test
200819.0%19.0%35.0%
 

Grade 2008 Cohort - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
200819.0%14.0%-
 
Reading Test
200835.0%21.0%-
 
Writing Test
200820.0%22.0%-
 
Source: AZ Department of Education 2009-2010

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