Home of the Eagles
Welcome to PFC James D. Price Elementary School, where your child will never be a face in the crowd. With just under 100 students, our school is small enough for teachers and other staff members to get to know each one. That makes it easy for us to care about your child's unique educational needs.
Our school is located on the Yuma Proving Grounds, near the Arizona-California border, about 24 miles north of the city of Yuma. One of the largest military installations in the world, this U.S. Army base tests military equipment in the natural environment of the Sonoran Desert. We are a unique community of military and civilians working together to support the test center.
As residents of the southwestern Arizona desert away from the big cities, we enjoy sparkling clean air and some of the best weather in the world. Mild winters, low humidity even in the summertime, and an average of 350 sunny days a year make the Yuma area a great place to live and go to school.
We encourage you to make yourself at home on our website. Learn about us and our mission to serve your children. We have included a page to answer frequently asked questions that you may find useful. If your questions aren't answered there, feel free to contact us. Browse through our helpful links. Check out the calendar, and come back often to keep up with the news and events at your school. Your student will be glad you did.
A Message from Our Principal
Welcome to the 2020–2021 school year! I am thrilled to join the team here at Price! I am looking forward to providing support, guidance, and leadership as we continue our legacy of success.
I hold a dual major bachelor of science degree in special and elementary education from Northern Arizona University. I earned my master of education in educational leadership, with distinction, from Northern Arizona University this past spring.
Though this is my first year in administration, I’ve had the privilege of being an educator in Yuma School District One for the last 12 years. As well as being the principal here at Price, I also serve as the assistant principal at Desert Mesa Elementary School. I have extensive experience teaching students of all abilities and coaching educators on how to include all learners in engaging and exciting environments.
The strain of this pandemic has been a challenge for us all, yet we are eager to return to the classroom as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Regardless of the changing learning environment, we have an outstanding teaching staff that is committed to providing all of our students with a meaningful, equitable, and rigorous education in a safe and healthy manner.
The first day of school will be on Monday, August 3 using remote learning procedures.
Yuma School District One follows the guidance of the Arizona Department of Health Services to determine when it is safe to reopen schools. District One will open schools for hybrid, in-person learning seven calendar days after Yuma County has met all three benchmarks for two consecutive weeks. You can check these benchmarks at our district Return to Learning page.
Our school district has provided four return to learning options as we transition back to schools. Please review these, make the best decision for your family, and contact us with your choice so that we may adjust accordingly.
I understand that your questions and concerns are many. I have compiled a list of these based on your recent feedback as a reference. Please visit our FAQ page to access.
I am committed to being at Price every Tuesday throughout the school year. Should you need to meet or require anything of me, please contact me via email to set up an appointment. In my absence, you are welcome to arrange to speak with our lead teacher, Mrs. Corners, and our secretary, Mrs. Oliver.
Thank you all for your patience, understanding, and cooperation!
Jarrod Norris, Principal