students and teachers
Pima Junior High

Welcome to Pima Junior High, the best school in the Gila Valley. We have the best students, the best teachers and the best attitudes. Our goal is to become an "A" school by providing our students with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed in high school and beyond. We have established policies, procedures, and routines that ensure a safe and positive school experience. Our use of Beyond Textbooks give us a clear vision of the "what" and the "when" of teaching, but we allow the teachers to decide the "how" of teaching. We know what we are doing. Our past success is proof of that. Come join us and see the best school in Gila Valley for yourself.

Our Junior High serves 150 students in 7th and 8th grades and is located at:

192 East 200 South
Pima, Arizona 85543
(928) 387-8100 Office
(928) 387-8021 Fax

Junior High Staff

We are proud of our talented and caring staff at Pima Unified School District. As parent/teacher communication is essential to your child's success, we invite you to contact your child's teacher by e-mail by clicking on his/her name below.


Mark Squires
Principal/Athletics Director

Cody Marshall
Administrative Assistant


  Name Subject/Topic Ext.

Daneece Cluff

Art Rotation 8166
  Shawnda Bennett Band/Music Rotation 8170
  Jerry Brown Woods Rotation 8160
  Bonni James 7th Grade Reading/Writing 8105
  Chris Carrell Science 8106
  Jace Hancock Technology 8159
  Monica Hancock P.E./Health Rotation 8159
  Travis Hawkins P.E. 8167
  Patti Kempton Social Studies 8108

Tawnie Anger

Math 8161
  Kena Taylor 8th Grade Reading/Writing 8107
  TBA Special Education  












Jr. High News

Sports Fees

Please pay all junior high sports fees at the district office.

Letter to Parents from Our P.E. Teachers

As part of your child's physical education program, Pima Junior High School is preparing to participate in the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP). This national program provides educators with the tools necessary to help students adopt active lifestyle and improve their health and overall well-being. Please read the full letter to parents here.

Power Announcement to Parents:

Parents, please be aware that PUSD is now implementing an electronic form of communication with the parents called Power Announcement. We will send an electronic message via cell phone (text), voice message, and/or email. In some cases, all of the above. If you would like to know more about Power Announcement, please contact Cody Marshall at 387-8101. Examples of a Power Announcement include if your child is ineligible, if your child owes lunch money, if your child has excessive absences, or if the school wants to specifically remind a grade level of an upcoming event.

A Note From the Nurse

Reach Out Health Care America provides an on-site dental clinic at our school. This service is free if your child is covered by AHCCCS or similar programs.  The dentist visits the school monthly and provides exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride, sealants and fillings. For an application or more information please contact me at the number below.

Linda Peru, RN
School Nurse
(928) 387-8053

Arizona LEARNS Achievement Profile

The Arizona Department of Education has released the Arizona LEARNS achievement profile for the 2010-2011 school year. Learn more about our profile and our Arizona School Improvement Plan.

Bell Schedule

Monday through Thursday

1st Period 7:40-8:43 a.m.
2nd Period 8:48-9:46 a.m.
3rd Period 9:51-10:49 a.m.
4th Period 10:54-11:52 a.m.
Lunch 11:52 a.m.-12:22 p.m.
5th Period 12:27-1:30 p.m.
6th Period 1:35-2:33 p.m.
7th Period 2:38-3:36 p.m.

Important Documents

Sports Schedules

Please visit our Athletics page for the latest sports schedules and updates. 

Calendar of Events


Be sure to check out our Volunteer page for more information on what you can do to help out. We appreciate any amount of time that you may be able to give!

Jr High Our Mission