158 reviews
  1. Yuma Union High School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
15%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
1030
13 responses
Average ACT
21
30 responses
AP Enrollment
13%

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
Report
  • 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
1,274
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
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
24:1
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

Yuma High School Reviews

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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.
My school is full of good people and teachers that do want to help their students. The Councilors are trying their hardest to help kids get into college and help them with their classes and encouraging them the apply for scholarships. All of the staff wants their kids to succeed. There is a little problem with some of the teachers though. Some of the teachers don't do their job very well and not all of these kids are getting a proper education. Some of the teachers just don't care at all and student won't care either. I think we should have a better academic system, teachers and more classes for this crowded school. In most of the classes here, there are 30 to 50 students per class. We need more and better teachers.
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.