Welcome to Sunrise Elementary

A 2016-2017 ADE School Letter Grade

Welcome 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/Guardians,

My staff and I would like to welcome you and your child to our beautiful and amazing school. We are all excited to have students in our classrooms and hallways, filling them with energy and enthusiasm for learning. It is our mission to help every child feel welcomed, connected, and a part of our Sunrise family. Additionally, we strive to challenge each student to grow in his or her academic abilities. At Sunrise Elementary School, we have great teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage our students in learning. Our teachers utilize research-based best practices and analyze academic data to determine current skill levels, and to set goals for growth and improvement.

We hope that you will find our website helpful and informative. Our monthly newsletters goes home with the students at the beginning of every month. We also have entered dates for all events and activities on the Calendar page of our website. Additionally, we have a Sunrise Elementary Facebook page that will have updates and quick announcements as we go through the school year.

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. Please feel free to contact me by phone at 928-502-8800 or via email.

Once again, welcome back! Let’s make it another great year at Sunrise together!


Suzzette Whelchel

Suzzette Whelchel,
Sunrise Principal