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.

Welcome to Gila Ridge High School!

Thank you for visiting the Gila Ridge High School website. Gila Ridge is in its eighth year of operation, and we are looking forward to an amazing year! 

We will continue our implementation of Ready Now Yuma, which includes the Cambridge curriculum for all of our students, as well as AVID and advanced placement courses, both of which Gila Ridge has offered for many years. Ready Now Yuma encompasses all instructional programs designed to challenge, support, and prepare our students to be academically and technologically ready for college and careers by the time they graduate from high school. 

Gila Ridge High School is a collaborative academic community. Our school functions as a professional learning community. Our faculty works together to develop curriculum, instructional units, and assessments. This practice allows our students to benefit from an aligned curriculum and a cohesive instructional plan. The shared vision of the faculty is the success and achievement of every student. Our students’ results on state standards of achievement continue to improve each year. We are looking forward to continuing that trend.

The student population at Gila Ridge boasts accomplishments both inside and outside the classroom. There are more than 40 active clubs on campus, several of them compete at both the state and national levels. Gila Ridge also offers a full complement of athletic activities for our students. The talents of our students continue to amaze us, as they continue to excel academically, as well as in the areas of fine arts, technology, and athletics. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Hawk community, including faculty, staff, students, and parents, as well as our larger Yuma community, for supporting Gila Ridge High School. We are extremely fortunate to have such an amazing contingent of people to assist us in encouraging our students in so many areas. It is our commitment to become better every day, and to model our values of respect, responsibility, and integrity. 

As always, it is a great day to be a Hawk! 


Dr. Suzanne R. Alka

Dr. Suzanne R. Alka

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What's New
AIMS Testing Schedule (Oct. 28, 29 & 30)

We are conducting Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) testing on October 28, 29, and 30. Please take a moment to read the testing schedule so that you can make appropriate scheduling adjustments if need be. Thank you. Read more >>>

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. Read more >>>

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. One of our amazing students, Diamond Rivera, was selected as a speaker for the San Diego Institute. Read more >>>


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