Elementary School
9943 28th Street, Yuma, AZ 85367

Welcome to Sunrise Elementary

A 2016-2017 ADE School Letter GradeWelcome to Sunrise Elementary school, home of the Scorpions. We are a proud member of the Yuma School District in Southwestern Arizona and have nearly 625 great students in attendance.

We hope you'll find what you need to know about our school in this website. Just browse around and learn more About Us, the school News, and Calendar items. Please give us a call if you aren't able to find answers from any of our Frequently Asked Questions. We are happy to teach your students on campus every day. Please come back to our site often. We're glad you came!

A Message from our Principal

Dear Parents,

As principal of Sunrise Elementary School, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to our school and the amazing staff here to support our community. We are all excited to have extraordinary students in our classrooms and within our facility, filling it with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of the Sunrise family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities. At Sunrise, we have amazing teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers use research-based practices, and they analyze academic data to determine current skill levels and to set goals for growth. We believe that all students have the ability to achieve success!  

We hope that you will find our website informative and helpful. We will also post our monthly newsletters to parents on this website, along with calendars, PTA news, and educational resources.

I am honored to serve as the principal of Sunrise Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be a part of a community where parents, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships that support academic and social growth. I look forward to a great year!


Suzzette Whelchel

Suzzette Whelchel,
Sunrise Principal