Cibola High School (Yuma, Arizona)
|Cibola High School|
|4100 W. 20th St.
Yuma, Arizona 85364
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||Yuma Union High School District|
|Enrollment||2,585 students (October 1, 2012)|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
Cibola High School is a high school for the west side of Yuma, Arizona. It was the third high school opened by the Yuma Union High School District upon its 1988 establishment. The name derives from the Seven Cities of Gold, also known as "Cibola".
Cibola High School's academics rank highly above any other public school in the city. With the integration of core classes, electives and extra curricular activities, Cibola students maintain a high manner of discipline and work effort. Over 75% of students who graduate Cibola High School will go onto some other form of secondary education.
Activities and clubs
Cibola excels in extra-curricular activities and clubs that will prepare students with intelligence that will be applicable in real world situations. Some of the outstanding clubs and activities include: the Gifted and Talented Education Club (GATE), the Outdoors Activities Klub (OAK), the Cibola Spirit Line, the Raider Band, the Cibola Choir, the Cibola Student Council (STUCO), Thespian Troupe 5060, Raider Nation, the Photo Club, multiple language clubs (including Spanish and French), the Yearbook, the Anime Club and over 25 more clubs and activities throughout the year. In addition many activities for student bonding and community service happen every year. These activities include homecoming, prep rallies, food fair/car show, the Cibola PINK football game (to support breast cancer), biannual blood drive, Winter Formal, Prom, the dodgeball tournament, and more.
The 2010–11 campaign was the best in school history. On October 1, 2010 Cibola had the biggest win in school history with a win over Chandler's Basha High School, a 9–2 overall record to end the season, and earning a spot to host a playoff game for the first time in school history.
- Efrain Escudero, NJCAA All-American wrestler; professional mixed martial artist, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 8, UFC Lightweight
- Edgar Garcia, Arizona State Wrestling Champion 2002; professional MMA fighter, UFC Welterweight veteran
- Kelvin Gastelum, State Champion wrestler; professional mixed martial arts fighter, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 17, undefeated UFC Welterweight
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