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Gila Vista Junior High School

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Posted April 3, 2014

My son attends this school. The teachers work very hard to help students succeed. Many programs are offered like Avid, student council, awc educational talent search,national junior honor society,And other activities like tutoring are available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

I also use to go to this school. My 11 year old started today. He loves it he says. My 19year oldliked it as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2010

So, besides these comments made by teachers years ago, no recent updates? I guess the school either has nothing exeptional to offer or this site is useless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

this school is great the kids have fun and thats what is importent. the teachersare kind and work hard and never fail.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

This is the funnest and greatest school ever. Its the best. The teachers are great and fun in non-stop.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2005

Awesome! Thats all that needs to be said.The teachers are great Mr.Tyndall the best principal ever.Officer Fell is wonderful! The kids just love him,very helpful to both the kids and parents.This is the best school in Yuma.I will recommend this school to everyone.Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2003

Gila Vista gives students every opportunity to get a good education. Also, in the past two years, Gila Vista has doubled the amount of students in the advanced placement classes as well as implementing effective interventions for struggling students.


Posted October 15, 2002

Gila Vista is a good school with carring teachers.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

193 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 43%
White 24% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Black 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2245 S. Arizona Ave
Yuma, AZ 85365
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