From the humble beginnings in 1909 of 4 teachers and 12 graduating seniors, Yuma High School has grown to be one of the top performing schools in the state of Arizona with approximately 1500 students in grades 9-12. To learn more about our school, we invite you to read a History of Yuma High School. To learn more about our staff, please go to the Faculty page.

Our Mission: Yuma High School will provide opportunities and instruction to encourage students to be successful to the best of their abilities.

We Believe
  • All students can learn
  • Every student deserves high expectations
  • Time is a variable
  • Demonstration of competency is the key, not seat time
  • Homework is relevant and purposeful
  • Literacy is a priority in all content areas
  • Literacy underpins learning in all areas and is an essential life skill
  • We are an academic institution and a learning organization
  • Academics & relationships lead, behavior will follow


PRIORITY 1-Student and Staff Success

  • Goal 1-Increase number of students in college prep curriculum and dual credit classes
  • Goal 2-Increase performance in Reading/Writing/Math as measured by AIMS
  • Goal 3-Increase professional development opportunities based on staff needs and interest
  • Goal 4-Increase number of students and staff who participate in co/extra-curricular activities

PRIORITY 2- Building Relationships

  • Goal 1-Increase collaboration among content areas
  • Goal 2-Increase our level of customer service/red carpet treatment
  • Goal 3-Increase parental involvement and participation
  • Goal 4-Increase number of opportunities of students and community leaders to interact


  • Create and maintain a culture of positive relationships for every stakeholder
  • Adopt a culture of high expectations where rigor and relevance are evident
  • Expand and sustain a shared leadership structure to impact student achievement
  • Establish and sustain Professional Learning Communities that use data to inform instruction


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