Kofa High School

Summary:

Kofa High School is a public high school located in Yuma, Arizona, serving 2,541 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Yuma Union High School District, which is ranked 402 out of 540 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Kofa High School faces several challenges, including a predominantly Hispanic student population (around 90%), consistently underperforming the state and district averages on standardized tests, and a declining four-year graduation rate (from 94.7% in 2019-2020 to 90.5% in 2022-2023). Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students (around 75%) eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. Compared to nearby schools like Cibola High School, which has higher academic proficiency and graduation rates, Kofa High School appears to face unique challenges that may require a closer examination of its resources, teaching practices, and support systems.

While Kofa High School's performance varies significantly across different student subgroups, with relatively strong rankings for Native American, Multi-racial, English Language Learner, and Special Education students, it struggles with Hispanic, African American, and Low Socioeconomic Status students. This suggests the need for targeted interventions and support to address the specific needs of these underperforming subgroups. Despite increased spending per student over the years, from $8,341 in 2018-2019 to $9,467 in 2021-2022, the school has not seen significant improvements in academic outcomes, indicating the need for a more effective allocation of resources to support student success.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 3100 S Avenue A
       Yuma, AZ  85364-7904


(928) 502-5400

District: Yuma Union High School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
364th of 469 Arizona High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,467 Help


Feeder schools for Kofa High School:

Elementary:    Alice Byrne Elementary School
    C W Mcgraw Elementary School
    Gary A. Knox Elementary School
    Palmcroft Elementary School
Middle:    R Pete Woodard Junior High School

Student/teacher ratio:  25.1 Help
Number of students:  2,541

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
90.2%
White:
6.6%
American Indian:
1.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  75% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Kofa High School ranks worse than 77.6% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranks 4th among 6 ranked high schools in the Yuma Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.51. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Kofa High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (90.2%), White (6.6%), American Indian (1.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 75% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Kofa High School is 25.1, which is the 2nd best among 6 high schools in the Yuma Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Kofa High School is $9,467. 5 high schools in the Yuma Union High School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Kofa High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Kofa High School 364th of 469 Arizona public high schools. (See Kofa High School in the ranking list.)

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Yuma Union High School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Yuma Union High School District 402nd of 540 Arizona school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Kofa High School

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Rank History for all students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 48.56 212th 395 46.3%
2010 42.11 241st 403 40.2%
2011 50.17 203rd 397 48.9%
2012 47.43 255th 471 45.9%
2013 40.74 287th 491 41.5%
2014 40.75 245th 394 37.8%
2015 20.63 221st 261 15.3%
2016 22.33 287th 406 29.3%
2017 17.41 335th 416 19.5%
2018 17.26 337th 420 19.8%
2019 18.79 226th 285 20.7%
2021 34.75 285th 509 44.0%
2022 21.05 337th 464 27.4%
2023 21.51 364th 469 22.4%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 66.09 103rd 374 72.5%
2022 80.76 51st 282 81.9%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 44.58 29th 312 90.7%
2022 45.18 48th 258 81.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.00 148th 155 4.5%
2021 82.89 28th 422 93.4%
2022 32.37 192nd 380 49.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 20.53 296th 347 14.7%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.65 4th 5 20.0%
2021 36.17 14th 23 39.1%
2022 45.06 16th 44 63.6%
2023 11.72 10th 10 0.0%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 41.45 65th 150 56.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 14.20 308th 354 13.0%
2019 16.61 212th 247 14.2%
2021 30.64 313th 492 36.4%
2022 18.62 355th 456 22.1%
2023 16.98 350th 406 13.8%
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Rank History for Foster Care students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 30.47 48th 116 58.6%
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Rank History for Military Connected students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 90.01 15th 102 85.3%
2022 51.01 55th 125 56.0%
2023 35.67 51st 74 31.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.48 315th 370 14.9%
2019 17.01 204th 238 14.3%
2021 39.46 258th 492 47.6%
2022 21.88 329th 455 27.7%
2023 21.74 331st 429 22.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.58 93rd 238 60.9%
2023 17.49 123rd 146 15.8%
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Rank History for African American students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 24.04 202nd 306 34.0%
2022 20.15 221st 301 26.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.15 256th 311 17.7%
2019 24.49 136th 183 25.7%
2021 36.83 267th 479 44.3%
2022 21.43 340th 441 22.9%
2023 21.76 314th 379 17.2%
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Rank History for Native American students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 99.93 1st 256 99.6%
2022 44.16 96th 255 62.4%
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Rank History for White students at Kofa High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.78 261st 291 10.3%
2019 16.24 195th 217 10.1%
2021 79.55 65th 448 85.5%
2022 60.52 125th 409 69.4%
2023 27.83 271st 371 27.0%
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Data source: test scores: Arizona Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Arizona Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Kofa High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1148 29 30 1372 32 n/a n/a -35 2576
1989 1133 30 35 1548 41 n/a n/a -368 2419
1990 1239 65 41 1637 37 n/a n/a -787 2232
1991 1014 21 31 1408 19 n/a n/a -371 2122
1992 925 16 37 1213 19 n/a n/a 0 2210
1993 819 33 30 1434 24 n/a n/a 0 2340
1994 821 26 34 1530 19 n/a n/a 0 2430
1995 799 39 36 1645 23 n/a n/a 0 2542
1996 799 39 36 1645 23 n/a n/a 0 2542
1997 887 41 48 1699 23 n/a n/a 0 2698
1998 886 33 42 1796 15 n/a n/a 0 2772
1999 855 45 33 1848 14 n/a n/a 0 2795
2000 815 35 39 1972 16 n/a n/a 0 2877
2001 733 39 30 2118 14 n/a n/a 0 2934
2002 724 42 38 1849 16 n/a n/a 0 2669
2003 724 42 38 1849 16 n/a n/a 0 2669
2004 648 42 27 1422 21 n/a n/a 0 2160
2005 654 57 23 1446 27 n/a n/a 0 2207
2006 628 53 28 1723 45 n/a n/a 0 2477
2007 594 45 28 1993 43 n/a n/a 0 2703
2008 567 51 29 2006 43 n/a n/a 0 2696
2009 452 41 24 1915 50 n/a n/a 0 2482
2010 382 42 21 1886 43 n/a n/a 0 2374
2011 319 47 19 1816 38 0 0 0 2239
2012 290 43 21 1767 36 1 4 0 2162
2013 276 49 18 1691 31 1 9 0 2075
2014 254 48 18 1818 33 1 12 0 2184
2015 226 45 15 1847 27 1 4 0 2165
2016 210 35 16 1909 21 5 3 0 2199
2017 196 33 14 2021 17 7 3 0 2291
2018 182 33 5 2019 14 4 16 0 2273
2019 191 30 5 2145 29 3 13 0 2416
2020 219 33 7 2197 30 3 26 0 2515
2021 178 21 8 2222 31 3 14 0 2477
2022 179 22 8 2216 26 2 20 0 2473
2023 167 20 11 2293 31 3 16 0 2541

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Kofa High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2576 123.3 20.8 n/a
1989 2419 115.5 20.9 n/a
1990 2232 112.5 19.8 n/a
1991 2122 114.3 18.5 n/a
1992 2210 105.8 20.8 n/a
1993 2340 108.0 21.7 n/a
1994 2430 111.4 21.8 n/a
1995 2542 124.6 20.4 n/a
1996 2542 124.6 20.4 n/a
1997 2698 123.0 21.9 n/a
1998 2772 124.0 22.4 n/a
1999 2795 125.0 22.4 n/a
2000 2877 134.6 21.4 n/a
2001 2934 136.2 21.5 n/a
2002 2669 122.6 21.8 n/a
2003 2669 122.6 21.8 n/a
2004 2160 107.2 20.1 46.2
2005 2207 103.8 21.3 62.9
2006 2477 116.6 21.2 67
2007 2703 127.0 21.3 63.9
2008 2696 119.6 22.5 64
2009 2482 117.8 21.1 67
2010 2374 89.8 26.4 71.1
2011 2239 89.8 24.9 68.3
2012 2162 89.0 24.2 99.9
2013 2075 82.6 25.1 99.9
2014 2184 85.4 25.5 99.9
2015 2165 90.0 24.0 0
2016 2199 84.0 26.1 100
2017 2291 85.2 26.8 99.9
2018 2273 85.1 26.7 71
2019 2416 94.6 25.5 70.9
2020 2515 95.7 26.2 71
2021 2477 103.0 24.0 n/a
2022 2473 101.9 24.2 71
2023 2541 101.0 25.1 75

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Kofa High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 2576 123.3 20.8 n/a
1989 2419 115.5 20.9 n/a
1990 2232 112.5 19.8 n/a
1991 2122 114.3 18.5 n/a
1992 2210 105.8 20.8 n/a
1993 2340 108.0 21.7 n/a
1994 2430 111.4 21.8 n/a
1995 2542 124.6 20.4 n/a
1996 2542 124.6 20.4 n/a
1997 2698 123.0 21.9 n/a
1998 2772 124.0 22.4 n/a
1999 2795 125.0 22.4 n/a
2000 2877 134.6 21.4 n/a
2001 2934 136.2 21.5 n/a
2002 2669 122.6 21.8 n/a
2003 2669 122.6 21.8 n/a
2004 2160 107.2 20.1 46.2
2005 2207 103.8 21.3 62.9
2006 2477 116.6 21.2 67
2007 2703 127.0 21.3 63.9
2008 2696 119.6 22.5 64
2009 2482 117.8 21.1 67
2010 2374 89.8 26.4 71.1
2011 2239 89.8 24.9 68.3
2012 2162 89.0 24.2 99.9
2013 2075 82.6 25.1 99.9
2014 2184 85.4 25.5 99.9
2015 2165 90.0 24.0 0
2016 2199 84.0 26.1 100
2017 2291 85.2 26.8 99.9
2018 2273 85.1 26.7 71
2019 2416 94.6 25.5 70.9
2020 2515 95.7 26.2 71
2021 2477 103.0 24.0 n/a
2022 2473 101.9 24.2 71
2023 2541 101.0 25.1 75

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Kofa High School

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YearPersonnel Expenditures from Federal FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from Federal FundsTotal Expenditures from Federal FundsPersonnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsNon-Personnel Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $324 (3.9%) $284 (3.4%) $934 (11.2%) $5,682 (68.1%) $2,049 (24.6%) $7,732 (92.7%) $8,340
2021 $476 (5.4%) $659 (7.4%) $1,611 (18.2%) $5,979 (67.5%) $1,747 (19.7%) $7,726 (87.2%) $8,861
2022 $822 (8.7%) $394 (4.2%) $2,038 (21.5%) $6,475 (68.4%) $1,775 (18.7%) $8,250 (87.1%) $9,467

Data source: Arizona Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Kofa High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 226th of 285 High schoolsRanks 364th of 469 High schools
 1.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Kofa High School)1221
 9%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Yuma Union High School District)1428
 14%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Arizona)2941
 12%
11th Grade Mathematics (Kofa High School)1315
 2%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Yuma Union High School District)2121
   11th Grade Mathematics (Arizona)3332
 1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students24162541
 5.2%
African American3020
 33.3%
American Indian2931
 6.9%
Asian511
 120%
Hispanic21452293
 6.9%
Pacific Islander33
White191167
 12.6%
Two or More Races1316
 23.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients70.9%75%
 4%


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Students at Kofa High School are 90% Hispanic, 7% White, 1% American Indian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,541 students attended Kofa High School.

Kofa High School ranks in the bottom 22.4% of Arizona high schools.


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