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MCAS Yuma Schools: Daycare – High School (2022 Edition)
MCAS Yuma Schools: Daycare - High SchoolMCAS Yuma Schools: Daycare - High School

MCAS Yuma Schools: Daycare – High School (2022 Edition)

Introduction

Moving to a new duty station has its challenges. You have to find a place to live, learn to navigate the area, and figure out where your kids are attending school or what childcare facilities are available for your children. Luckily, there will be no shortage of quality schools and options for your children around Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma. See for yourself.

Suggested Read: MCAS Yuma: In-Depth Welcome Center

Arizona School Enrollment

To be enrolled in a Virginia school for kindergarten, a child must turn 5 on or before September 1 of the school year. Registration typically requires a birth certificate or other proof of the child’s age, documentation of residency and the child’s previous school records and immunization records. Visit the Arizona Department of Education website for more information. Check with individual schools for additional enrollment requirements prior to arriving.

Schools in MCAS Yuma

For service personnel living on Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, you will send your child to either Yuma or Crane School District. Otherwise, your child attends school in the district connected to your mailing address. Wherever they attend, rest assured that they’ll have access to the finest education possible. And if your child requires extra assistance, there are a number of assistance programs through the school liaison.

MCAS Yuma Elementary Schools

All elementary schools are off base and listed below.

MCAS Yuma Middle Schools

All middle schools are off base and listed below.

MCAS Yuma High Schools

All high schools are off base and listed below.

Schools Near MCAS Yuma

There are a number of public schools, charter schools, private schools and other options for school-aged children living near MCAS Yuma.

Crane School District

4250 W. 16th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 373-3400

Crane School District was established in 1899 and serves the area with a dozen schools. The district has one early childhood center, two learning academies, seven elementary schools and two middle schools to meet the needs of the nearly 100,000 residents of Yuma. Many students have ties to nearby Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.

Yuma Elementary School District One

Yuma Elementary School District One

450 W. Sixth St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 502-4300

Yuma School District One is the largest elementary school district in Yuma County with over 8,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students and more than 1,300 employees. The district operates 13 elementary, three junior highs, two middle schools and an online school.

Yuma Union High School District

418 S. Main St.
Yuma, AZ 80759
Phone: 1 (928) 373-3400

Yuma Union High School District has six high schools to serve the county’s children in grades 9-12. Feeder elementary school districts include Crane School District, Gadsden Elementary School District, Somerton Elementary School District and Yuma Elementary School District One.

Elementary Schools Near MCAS Yuma

1. Desert Mesa Elementary School

District: Yuma Elementary School District One
2350 Avenue 7 ½ E.
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 502-8600

About seven miles from MCAS Yuma sits Desert Mesa Elementary School. The school serves more than 750 students in grades pre-K through fifth. Desert Mesa Elementary is involved in two outstanding programs to enhance student learning.

2. Ronald Reagan Elementary School

District: Crane School District
3200 W. 16th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 373-3700

Ronald Reagan Elementary School is about eight miles from MCAS Yuma’s front gate. The nearly 600 pre-K through sixth grade students at Ronald Reagan benefit from Whole Brain Teaching Strategies and increased parental involvement.

3. George Washington Carver Elementary School

District: Yuma Elementary School District One
1341 W. Fifth St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 502-7600

Less than seven miles from MCAS Yuma’s front gate sits G.W. Carver Elementary School. The elementary school enrolls more than 360 students from pre-K through sixth grade. The elementary school boasts a low student-teacher ratio.

Middle Schools Near MCAS Yuma

Middle Schools Near MCAS Yuma

1. Castle Dome Middle School

District: Yuma Elementary School District One
2353 S. Otondo Drive
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 502-7300

Castle Dome Middle School sits about eight miles from MCAS Yuma’s front gate. The middle school enrolls nearly 900 sixth through eighth graders. The diverse students benefit from opportunities to join athletic programs or advanced academics.

2. Crane Middle School

District: Crane School District
4450 W. 32nd St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 373-3200

Students at Crane Middle School benefit from an array of educational offerings: band, student council, clubs, athletics, media program and more. The 700 students at the diverse school benefit from a focus on their academic success.

High Schools Near MCAS Yuma

1. Kofa High School

District: Yuma Union High School District
3150 S. Avenue A
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 502-4600

Kofa High School is the closest high school to MCAS Yuma, with nearly 2,400 students. The diverse school offers a variety of clubs, JROTC, band, dance and athletic programs (baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, track, tennis and more) to set up students for success.

2. Yuma High School

District: Yuma Union High School District
3150 S. Avenue A
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 502-4600

Yuma High School was founded over 100 years ago with four teachers and 12 graduating seniors. The school is roughly seven miles to MCAS Yuma, with more than 1,200 students in grades nine through 12. The students at Yuma High benefit from small classes and a variety of athletic, academic and social programs.

Charter Schools Near MCAS Yuma

Charter Schools Near MCAS Yuma

Charter schools are public schools of choice that are tuition-free, serve all students, and have open enrollment. There are hundreds of public charter schools in Arizona; there are five located in Yuma near MCAS Yuma. For more information about the charter schools in Arizona, visit the Arizona Department of Education’s website.

1. AmeriSchools Academy

North Campus
1220 S. Fourth Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 919-7203

South Campus
2098 S. Third Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 329-1100

2. Desert View Academy

3777 W. 16th St.
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 314-1102

3. Harvest Preparatory Academy

350 E. 18th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 782-2052

4. Desert View Middle School

3777 W. 22nd St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 314-1900

5. Aztec High School

2330 W. 28th St.
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 314-1900

Private Schools Near MCAS Yuma

Private Schools Near MCAS Yuma

Parents who choose to send their children to a private school near MCAS Yuma are met with a handful of options. All of the private schools in the area have a religious affiliation but they do not skimp on academics. According to Private School Review, these are the best private schools in the area.

1. Southwestern Christian School

3261 S. Avenue 6 East
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 726-3086

Southwestern Christian School students balance their education with clubs, student council and athletic programs. The school enrolls nearly 200 students from pre-K through eighth grade.

2. Yuma Lutheran School

2555 S. Engler Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 726-8410

Yuma Lutheran School services more than 450 students and is one of the more affordable private schools in Yuma. The faculty and staff work with the families to nurture the spiritual, academic, social, emotional and physical growth of its students.

3. Immaculate Conception Elementary School

501 S. Avenue B
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 783-5225

Immaculate Conception Elementary School is a small Roman Catholic school serving 230-plus co-ed students from pre-K through eighth grade. The school has been providing a quality education to Yuma residents since 1930. The curriculum is aligned with the state’s standards and instruction is provided with a low student to staff ratio.

Daycares Near MCAS Yuma

Leaving your child in someone else’s care is not an easy decision. When looking for the right daycare facility, reading reviews on sites like Care.com and Yelp and visiting a few options in person when possible is the best way to make a decision about where to send your child. There is also a Child and Youth Program on base at MCAS Yuma that includes child development centers, family child care and a youth center.

Conclusion

Moving so often can be difficult for you and your children but ensuring their education is taken care of right away helps alleviate this burden. There are plenty of educational options near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma to make sure your children’s mental and physical well-being will be well taken care of. Use the above information to help narrow down the choices so you can rest easy and spend your time on something else, like finding new restaurants to try, snagging deals at the swap meets or just enjoying everything the World’s Sunniest City has to offer.

 

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