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

Welcome to the 2024–2025 school year! I’m excited to serve as the principal at Price Elementary this school year and look forward to connecting with students, families, and the YPG community.

In addition to serving as the principal at Price Elementary, I will also be working with the District One Exceptional Student Services (ESS) department in town every Wednesday and Friday. If you would like to speak to me personally, I will be available at Price on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays to work with teachers and greet students and parents. Please feel free to stop by and introduce yourself, ask questions, voice concerns, give high-fives, or just hang out and talk for a few minutes. You may also contact me by email at: dfranklin@yuma.org or by phone: 928-502-7732.

We will also continue to implement AVID strategies schoolwide this year. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking, teachers create a college and career ready culture. Students will develop organization, study skills, communication, and self-advocacy.

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


Donna Franklin

Donna Franklin, Principal