Aztec High School opened in 1995 in Yuma to provide an alternate educational environment for students that are at risk as well as for dropouts to receive a second chance of receiving a quality education. The school is incorporated with the Juvenile Court System.
The curriculum meets or exceeds the standards set forth by the state of Arizona as well as offers other extra curricular activities which include basketball, yearbook, community service, and debate. The student population is 76% Hispanic, 18% white and 6 not specified.
As the school mainly focuses on students that have not done well in other school environments with many dropping out of school, the improvements of each student is well above their average.
Due to the nature of the school, there are no reviews by parents or students available; however, test results can provide a glimpse into how well the school is actually performing. Students that attend a public school even public charter schools are required by the state of Arizona to participate in the AIMS exam which is a series of tests to learn if students are mastering the subjects. Tenth graders at Aztec High School participated in the exams. Percentages of students that passed or exceeded the exam along with the state percentages of students across the state are listed below.
In reading, 46% passed with the state average being 78%, in science 0% of students passed while the state average was 42%, in writing 33% passed with the state at 68%, and in math 5% passed with the state average at 60%. When you look at the test results, you must remember students that participated in this exam at Aztec High School were at risk of not graduating or of dropping out of school. Even with the low percentages, the school is doing well with these students and giving them a second chance to succeed. In the state of Arizona, 10th graders must pass the test in order to graduate.
Aztec High School
2330 W. 28th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364