Cibola High School

Summary:

Cibola High School is a public high school serving 2,546 students in grades 9-12 in Yuma, Arizona, which is part of the Yuma Union High School District. The school has a predominantly Hispanic student population (85.66%) and has maintained strong graduation rates, ranging from 89.9% to 95% over the past five years, which is higher than the district and state averages.

Cibola High School's test scores, while below the state averages, are generally higher than the Yuma Union High School District averages. The school has also shown strong performance in certain student subgroups, such as African American and Migrant students, who have consistently ranked in the top quartile of Arizona high schools. However, the school's rankings for Asian, Special Education, and Low Socioeconomic Status students are in the bottom half of Arizona high schools, indicating the need for targeted interventions to support these groups.

Compared to nearby schools, Cibola High School's performance is generally stronger than the Educational Opportunity Center, a public charter school, which has significantly lower graduation rates, higher dropout rates, and lower test scores. However, the nearby Desert View Middle & High School, another public charter school, has shown stronger academic performance in certain areas, such as English Language Arts and Mathematics. Despite these strengths, Cibola High School's statewide ranking has declined over the past decade, suggesting the need for the school to identify and address areas for improvement to maintain its competitiveness.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 4100 W 20th St
       Yuma, AZ  85364-4800


(928) 502-5700

District: Yuma Union High School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
274th of 469 Arizona High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,313 Help


Feeder schools for Cibola High School:

Elementary:    H L Suverkrup Elementary School
    Mesquite Elementary
    Pueblo Elementary School
    Valley Horizon Elementary School
Middle:    Crane Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  26.6 Help
Number of students:  2,546

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.7%
White:
10.4%
Asian:
1.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  59% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cibola High School ranks worse than 58.4% of high schools in Arizona. It also ranks 2nd 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 34.08. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Cibola 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 (85.7%), White (10.4%), Asian (1.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 59% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cibola High School is 26.6. 3 high schools in the Yuma Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cibola High School is $9,313, which is the lowest among 7 high schools in the Yuma Union High School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Cibola High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Cibola High School 274th of 469 Arizona public high schools. (See Cibola 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 Cibola High School

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Rank History for all students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2009 63.94 154th 395 61.0%
2010 54.68 198th 403 50.9%
2011 55.10 186th 397 53.1%
2012 55.30 225th 471 52.2%
2013 57.83 227th 491 53.8%
2014 48.33 219th 394 44.4%
2015 31.41 164th 261 37.2%
2016 31.84 233rd 406 42.6%
2017 25.42 283rd 416 32.0%
2018 34.22 227th 420 46.0%
2019 35.69 161st 285 43.5%
2021 43.52 236th 509 53.6%
2022 36.81 222nd 464 52.2%
2023 34.08 274th 469 41.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 51.45 33rd 76 56.6%
2021 48.67 176th 374 52.9%
2022 94.88 3rd 282 98.9%
2023 43.38 116th 199 41.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Cibola 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 41.67 53rd 258 79.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.86 146th 155 5.8%
2021 41.70 186th 422 55.9%
2022 36.41 179th 380 52.9%
2023 25.56 127th 172 26.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.38 172nd 253 32.0%
2023 27.42 251st 347 27.7%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.42 1st 5 80.0%
2021 48.07 9th 23 60.9%
2022 58.23 12th 44 72.7%
2023 27.22 7th 10 30.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.78 205th 354 42.1%
2019 33.28 148th 247 40.1%
2021 47.43 213th 492 56.7%
2022 41.00 215th 456 52.9%
2023 36.40 237th 406 41.6%
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Rank History for Foster Care students at Cibola 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 Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 19.81 64th 102 37.3%
2022 43.57 82nd 125 34.4%
2023 17.96 66th 74 10.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.16 212th 370 42.7%
2019 32.81 144th 238 39.5%
2021 41.16 248th 492 49.6%
2022 33.22 243rd 455 46.6%
2023 27.25 294th 429 31.5%
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Rank History for Asian students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 9.13 181st 231 21.6%
2022 39.51 154th 238 35.3%
2023 30.05 110th 146 24.7%
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Rank History for African American students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.12 35th 122 71.3%
2021 58.14 91st 306 70.3%
2022 61.21 77th 301 74.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.53 159th 311 48.9%
2019 43.07 80th 183 56.3%
2021 49.45 195th 479 59.3%
2022 38.71 212th 441 51.9%
2023 32.17 243rd 379 35.9%
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Rank History for Pacific Islander students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 20.13 80th 129 38.0%
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Rank History for White students at Cibola High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools AZ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.78 156th 291 46.4%
2019 31.14 149th 217 31.3%
2021 44.25 247th 448 44.9%
2022 38.72 225th 409 45.0%
2023 50.24 170th 371 54.2%
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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 Cibola High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 931 931
1990 320 12 13 651 28 n/a n/a 420 1444
1991 497 25 20 1001 33 n/a n/a 346 1922
1992 698 34 31 1369 42 n/a n/a 0 2174
1993 669 43 13 1363 31 n/a n/a 0 2119
1994 705 43 19 1433 39 n/a n/a 0 2239
1995 690 46 28 1519 43 n/a n/a 0 2326
1996 690 46 28 1519 43 n/a n/a 0 2326
1997 722 36 41 1561 41 n/a n/a 0 2401
1998 669 42 40 1598 42 n/a n/a 0 2391
1999 619 44 34 1606 35 n/a n/a 0 2338
2000 630 47 37 1651 37 n/a n/a 0 2402
2001 566 35 30 1752 37 n/a n/a 0 2420
2002 631 37 39 2040 40 n/a n/a 0 2787
2003 631 37 39 2040 40 n/a n/a 0 2787
2004 576 40 37 2069 41 n/a n/a 0 2763
2005 555 42 49 1880 31 n/a n/a 0 2557
2006 517 48 45 1697 34 n/a n/a 0 2341
2007 507 56 40 1729 21 n/a n/a 0 2353
2008 500 56 43 1653 26 n/a n/a 0 2278
2009 458 54 46 1762 23 n/a n/a 0 2343
2010 498 64 41 1883 26 n/a n/a 0 2512
2011 450 58 40 1909 27 2 0 0 2486
2012 429 72 50 1958 23 2 1 0 2535
2013 422 56 45 2002 24 3 7 0 2559
2014 427 42 39 2015 29 6 11 0 2569
2015 401 59 46 2027 34 4 1 0 2572
2016 391 43 39 2028 37 6 7 0 2551
2017 374 37 39 2106 27 8 16 0 2607
2018 338 42 32 2014 17 4 41 0 2488
2019 305 41 39 2120 25 4 27 0 2561
2020 342 40 43 2053 16 4 35 0 2533
2021 268 43 41 2131 9 3 32 0 2527
2022 260 30 32 2195 9 3 26 0 2555
2023 264 24 38 2181 11 2 26 0 2546

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 Cibola High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 931 42.2 22.0 n/a
1990 1444 69.6 20.7 n/a
1991 1922 83.6 22.9 n/a
1992 2174 87.0 24.9 n/a
1993 2119 91.8 23.1 n/a
1994 2239 96.6 23.2 n/a
1995 2326 107.0 21.7 n/a
1996 2326 107.0 21.7 n/a
1997 2401 108.2 22.2 n/a
1998 2391 107.2 22.3 n/a
1999 2338 108.8 21.5 n/a
2000 2402 112.4 21.4 n/a
2001 2420 113.6 21.3 n/a
2002 2787 120.4 23.1 n/a
2003 2787 120.4 23.1 n/a
2004 2763 121.8 22.7 49.9
2005 2557 121.2 21.1 63.6
2006 2341 111.4 21.0 63.7
2007 2353 106.8 22.0 59.8
2008 2278 97.8 23.3 57.1
2009 2343 103.2 22.7 54.3
2010 2512 97.8 25.6 57.2
2011 2486 97.5 25.4 47.4
2012 2535 99.8 25.4 62.1
2013 2559 98.0 26.1 60.5
2014 2569 100.2 25.6 62.5
2015 2572 101.0 25.4 59.6
2016 2551 102.0 25.0 63.8
2017 2607 103.5 25.1 n/a
2018 2488 96.0 25.9 62.9
2019 2561 100.6 25.4 62.9
2020 2533 101.4 24.9 64.9
2021 2527 99.0 25.5 n/a
2022 2555 97.6 26.1 65
2023 2546 95.6 26.6 59

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 Cibola High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 931 42.2 22.0 n/a
1990 1444 69.6 20.7 n/a
1991 1922 83.6 22.9 n/a
1992 2174 87.0 24.9 n/a
1993 2119 91.8 23.1 n/a
1994 2239 96.6 23.2 n/a
1995 2326 107.0 21.7 n/a
1996 2326 107.0 21.7 n/a
1997 2401 108.2 22.2 n/a
1998 2391 107.2 22.3 n/a
1999 2338 108.8 21.5 n/a
2000 2402 112.4 21.4 n/a
2001 2420 113.6 21.3 n/a
2002 2787 120.4 23.1 n/a
2003 2787 120.4 23.1 n/a
2004 2763 121.8 22.7 49.9
2005 2557 121.2 21.1 63.6
2006 2341 111.4 21.0 63.7
2007 2353 106.8 22.0 59.8
2008 2278 97.8 23.3 57.1
2009 2343 103.2 22.7 54.3
2010 2512 97.8 25.6 57.2
2011 2486 97.5 25.4 47.4
2012 2535 99.8 25.4 62.1
2013 2559 98.0 26.1 60.5
2014 2569 100.2 25.6 62.5
2015 2572 101.0 25.4 59.6
2016 2551 102.0 25.0 63.8
2017 2607 103.5 25.1 n/a
2018 2488 96.0 25.9 62.9
2019 2561 100.6 25.4 62.9
2020 2533 101.4 24.9 64.9
2021 2527 99.0 25.5 n/a
2022 2555 97.6 26.1 65
2023 2546 95.6 26.6 59

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Cibola 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 $313 (3.8%) $242 (2.9%) $869 (10.5%) $5,633 (68.0%) $2,093 (25.3%) $7,725 (93.3%) $8,281
2021 $486 (5.6%) $604 (6.9%) $1,576 (18.0%) $5,916 (67.6%) $1,745 (19.9%) $7,661 (87.5%) $8,752
2022 $814 (8.7%) $410 (4.4%) $2,038 (21.9%) $6,372 (68.4%) $1,718 (18.4%) $8,089 (86.9%) $9,313

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Cibola High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 161st of 285 High schoolsRanks 274th of 469 High schools
 1.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts (Cibola High School)1934
 15%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Yuma Union High School District)1428
 14%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Arizona)2941
 12%
11th Grade Mathematics (Cibola High School)3029
 1%
   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 Students25612546
 0.6%
African American4124
 41.5%
American Indian2511
 56%
Asian3938
 2.6%
Hispanic21202181
 2.9%
Pacific Islander42
 50%
White305264
 13.4%
Two or More Races2726
 3.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients62.9%59%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cibola High School

Cibola High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : H L Suverkrup Elementary School
Elementary : Mesquite Elementary
Elementary : Pueblo Elementary School
Elementary : Valley Horizon Elementary School
Middle : Crane Middle School

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,546 students attended Cibola High School.

Students at Cibola High School are 86% Hispanic, 10% White, 1% Asian, 1% Two or more races.

Cibola High School ranks 274th of 469 Arizona high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Arizona Department of Education.

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