Welcome to the Web site of Gila Ridge High School, home of the Hawks. We are the newest school in the Yuma Union High School District. We hope you'll take some time to browse through our Web site. Be sure to see what's planned by visiting our School Calendar, enjoy the many Web resources on our Helpful Links pages, or meet our staff. You can also find answers to your questions, by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page. Of course, if you have any comments or don't find your answers here, please Contact Us.Gila Ridge High School

We Are Devoted To:

  • Maintaining a safe & orderly environment.
  • Sharing the responsibility for student learning.
  • Providing a rigorous, standards-based, aligned curriculum.
  • Empowering our staff to be life-long learners who teach with passion.
  • Building collaborative relationships based on loyalty, honor, integrity and trust.

What's New
Hawks Varsity Football Team Makes History

Congratulations to the Gila Ridge Hawks varsity football team. The team has captured its first city championship in Gila Ridge history! Be sure to check out the Yuma Sun article for the full story.

Hairspray - The Broadway Musical

"Hairspray - The Broadway Musical" is coming to Gila Ridge! The drama department will be performing the play on the following dates:

  • Thursday, Oct 30 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct 31 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

All performances will be at the Gila Ridge auditorium, located at 7150 East 24th Street, Yuma, AZ 85365. Tickets are $5 presale/$7 at door.

Please contact Ms. Mary Plante for more information.

Skills USA Tailgate Party

On Friday, October 31, Skills USA will host a tailgating party for our game against Lake Havasu. The party will run from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Gila Ridge parking lot.

Skills clubs, such as culinary, welding, child development, and exploring tech, are selling snacks, drinks, and homemade baked goods in the front parking lot before the football game. In addition to helping Skills USA students go to competitions, the party is a great way to bring Hawk Spirit to the last football game of the regular season. We hope to see you there!

Student Art Exhibit

Twenty Gila Ridge art students will have featured work at the Children's Festival of the Arts Student Art Exhibit. The event will take place on November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Yuma. In addition to the art work from Gila Ridge students being featured, Gila Ridge's 6th period art class will also display a banner they created.

The exhibit will be remaining open for a few weeks. For additional info, contact Ana Lazo-Padilla.

Tutoring Schedule

Please note a change to the tutoring schedule. Tutoring is now available after school, Tuesday through Friday, from 2:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sign-in takes place in the library. Students may attend anytime during the session and leave whenever they are finished.

*An activity bus will be available to bring students home on Thursday at 4:45 P.M. The athletics bus runs Monday through Friday at 7:30 P.M.


GRHS Student Speaks at AVID

More than 28,000 educators attended AVID Summer Institutes, with over 4,400 in attendance at the San Diego Institute. The highlight of each Institute was the teacher and student speakers, who told their inspirational stories about the obstacles that they faced in preparing for their futures and how being a part of AVID significantly changed their life’s path. More than 1,000 essays were submitted  from across the country, with only 20 student and 10 teacher essays selected to present as a speech to thousands of attendees across the 10 Institutes. Chosen for the San Diego Institute were student Diamond Rivera from Gila Ridge High School in Yuma Union High School District. 

Please read the full article for more about the AVID Summer Institute.

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