Welcome to our Mighty Little School!

PFC James D. Price Elementary School is a K–5 public school located at the Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG), a military testing installation about 25 miles outside the city of Yuma, AZ. Price is not a Department of Defense (DOD) school. We are a public school through Yuma School District One. We work collaboratively with the command and community at YPG to provide a robust academic and social-emotional education for children that live at YPG, those that have parents commuting to work at YPG, and children that live in close proximity to the base.

We are a unique and mighty little school with under 100 students! This allows us to boast small class sizes of only 10 to 15 students on average. We offer a rigorous personalized learning environment balanced with high academic and social-emotional expectations.

Learn about us and our mission to collaborate with you in educating your child. 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.

A Message from Our Principal

Audrey CornersWelcome to the 2023–2024 school year! I am thrilled to serve as your new principal at Price Elementary. As a previous teacher and lead teacher at Price, I am looking forward to reconnecting with familiar students and families, as well as forming relationships with new families and YPG community.

We will be implementing AVID strategies schoolwide this year. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students develop organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy.

In addition to serving as principal here at Price Elementary, my main administrative placement is at Desert Mesa Elementary as the assistant principal. Even though I spend most days at Desert Mesa, I am committed to being at Price every Thursday throughout the school year. In my absence, Mrs. Estrada serves as our lead teacher and your point of contact.

If you would like to speak to me personally, I will be available each Thursday to greet students and parents. Please introduce yourself, ask questions, voice concerns, give high-fives, or just hang out and talk for a few minutes.

You may also contact me via email or call me at Desert Mesa: 928-502-8602 or Price: 928-502-7732. I am dedicated to responding within 24 hours on weekdays. Please note, I use Class Dojo and Facebook for informational output only. I do not check or respond to messages on social media.

I look forward to working together to provide a robust and exciting learning environment for all of our students this school year!


Audrey Corners

Audrey Corners, Principal