Crane School District

Crane Schools, established in 1899, is a progressive district in Yuma County, Arizona. The district is comprised primarily of homes and extensive farmland. It covers 44 square miles of southwest Yuma County and serves an estimated population of 30,000.  Crane Schools are committed to providing quality education for over 6,000 students in K-­‐8th grades. The program systematically challenges all students by establishing clear expectations of performance.  The most recent addition to the District is the Gowan Science Academy. The Academy is based on Next Generation Science Standards, and will have an Engineering is Elementary support curriculum.  The charter school will specialize in STEM training with a focus on Agricultural Science as a foundation for learning in order to support the future workforce needs of the industry in Yuma.

Yuma School District One

Yuma School District One is the largest elementary school district in Yuma County, with a population of over 10,000 kindergarten through eighth grade students and over 1,300 employees. The District operates thirteen elementary, three junior high and two middle schools, and has been experiencing a growth rate of over two percent each year.  A rich cultural heritage of Hispanic, Anglo, and Native American influences, coupled with a large number of military families and winter visitors from throughout the nation, has enriched the district with a diverse student population representing many cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Yuma Union High School District  

education-yuma-union-hsYuma Union High School District covers the western part of Yuma County from the Gila Mountains west and south to the international border.  Yuma Union High School District oversees the operation of six high schools with a total student population of over 10,000 high school students.  Students from the Crane, Yuma, Gadsden, Somerton, and area private schools attend Yuma Union High School District schools after eighth grade.  The Early College STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture and Math) Academy has been initially funded through a grant received by Arizona Western College from the Science Foundation of Arizona.  In partnership with YUHSD, AWC, University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and the support of the local community, local students are provided with an education to prepare them to fill long-­‐time vacant STEAM-­‐based jobs in the Yuma area.

Antelope High School District    

The Antelope Union High School District covers the remainder of Yuma County.  Students from the Hyder, Mohawk Valley and Wellton elementary school districts attend Antelope High School after eighth grade.  Elementary schools that feed into Yuma Union High School District include Crane Elementary School District, Yuma Elementary School District, Gadsden Elementary School District, Somerton Elementary School District, and area private schools.

The following website offers data on public schools that both parents and institutions find useful.  This data is more in-depth than other similar websites and features up to 25 years of historical data.

Additionally, there are  12+ Charter and Private Schools that serve the  PK-12 grade  levels.   Please find more information on these schools via any of the links below:


The University of Arizona

education-university-of-arizonaThe University of Arizona-­‐Yuma offers degrees in several fields of study: BS in Systems Engineering w/ Agriculture Engineering Minor

  • BS in Agriculture Technology Management
  • BS in Sustainable Plant Systems
  • Biosystems Engineering-­‐Food Systems & Processing  (2013)
  • Associate of Arts in Agricultural Science
  • Associate of Science in Crop Production

Additionally, The University of Arizona-­‐Yuma also offers Occupational Certification in:

  • Food Science and Safety
  • Plant Science
  • Animal Science
  • Food Production

Northern Arizona University

education-nauNorthern Arizona University shares a campus with Arizona Western College and offers bachelor's and graduate programs in southwest Arizona. Currently NAU offers about 20 bachelor's and 10 graduate programs in Yuma by using resident faculty and state­‐of‐the‐art distance learning technologies such as web and interactive television courses. In the bachelors program, AWC provides the freshman and sophomore courses, and NAU provides the junior and senior courses.

Arizona Western College

education-arizona-western-collegeArizona Western College is just seven miles from Yuma.  There are also branch centers in San Luis, Somerton and Yuma. AWC offers two-­‐year Associate of Arts Degrees (A.A.) and  Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) along with vocational certificates. Most AWC courses are university parallel for the convenience of transfer students. AWC offers the following Occupational Associate Degrees:

  • Applied Agriculture
  • Industrial Maintenance and Instrumentation Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Industrial Water Treatment
  • Logistics Supply Chain Management
  • Manufacturing Maintenance and Operations Technology

University of Phoenix

education-university-of-phoenixThe University of Phoenix offers programs for the busy professional to complete a bachelor's or master's degree with five or six week courses, one night a week.