Proud Home of the Vikings

Thank you for visiting C.W. McGraw Elementary School’s website. We are the proud home of the Vikings. Our school opened in 1957 and is located in Yuma, Arizona. We are an inclusive, K–5, neighborhood school. We are an AVID, Kids at Hope, PBIS, Personalized Learning, Title I, 21st Century school. We serve approximately 580 students. We have 33 teachers including art, PE, music, library, reading interventionists, and four specialized instructional teachers. We are excited to have the opportunity to learn, collaborate, guide, and support our students.

Please take some time to explore our site and get to know our school and our staff members. Our school offers before and after school programs and a variety of clubs through our 21st Century program. We take pride in providing our students with the most effective educational experiences. Please check our latest news and events and our calendar. We also have a FAQ page in case you have questions. Please contact us if you have any questions. Carry on Vikings, one and all!

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Parents,

Welcome to the 2023–2024 school year at C.W. McGraw Elementary School, home of the Vikings!

Leticia Valencia, principalIt is an honor to introduce myself as your new principal of McGraw Elementary School and to join this amazing school community. I have been in education for 26 years, and I have served as an elementary teacher, literacy facilitator, instructional coach, exceptional student services compliance coordinator, and assistant principal. I am super excited to join the Viking family! It is a privilege to be part of an inclusive school community filled with enthusiasm about education and a staff dedicated to the success of each and every student. I look forward to continuing to highlight the people and the culture at McGraw. I am excited to begin a wonderful school year together.

In our school, students come first. Our staff’s dedication to student achievement means we do whatever it takes to give our students every opportunity to succeed. It would not be possible to fully educate our students without your support and involvement in their academic endeavors. Your partnership is a key in your child’s education; we are happy to have your skills and talent. Thank you for all your support.


Mrs. Valencia

Mrs. Valencia