Pima Junior High

Welcome to Pima Junior High School; the best school in the Gila Valley. I am very excited to be serving as the new principal with the best staff and students around. 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 been working very hard to make the 2020–2021 school year the best ever for our students and community. There are some exciting new changes this year at PJHS. We are hopeful that these changes will provide outstanding opportunities for all of our students to grow and have positive learning outcomes. There is a rich tradition at Pima, and we all have a responsibility to carry on these traditions of family, expectation, and achievement.

Our class schedule has changed to 4 class periods daily. This will allow us to better serve our growing enrollment and keep our class numbers at a size that will promote higher academic achievement. We have also added a computers course and a full time physical education curriculum to our offerings. For the time being we have had to cancel our electives courses. We look forward to being able to offer those courses again in the future.

Our school serves around 185 seventh and eighth grade students and is located at:

192 East 200 South
Pima, AZ 85543
Office: (928) 387.8100
Fax: (928) 387.8021

Let’s make this school year the best!


Mr. Eddy Carlton
Pima Junior High School

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 email.


Eddy Carlton
Jr. High Principal
(928) 387-8000 ext 8102
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JLynn Bartlett
Administrative Assistant
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Tawnie Anger
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Shawnda Bennett
Band/Music Rotation
Ext. 8170
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Noah Clonts
8th Grade Math/Algebra 1
Ext. 8109
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Echo Goodman
PE Teacher
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Journey Graver
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Bonni James
7th Grade Reading/Writing
Ext. 8105
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Patti Kempton
Communications/Social Studies
Ext. 8108
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Diana Palmer
Ext. 8107
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Ashley Scorse
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Mark Squires
8th Grade Reading/Writing/Spanish Rotation
Ext. 8107
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Michelle Thompson
7th Grade Math
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Jr. High News


Sports Fees

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

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

Please remember to keep your child home from school if they develop any of these signs of illness:

  • Coughing, with other signs of illness
  • Fever or chills
  • Sore throat or trouble swallowing
  • Muscle aches with headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Breathing trouble
  • Unusual spots or rashes

A child should be fever-free for 24 hours (without fever reducing medicine) before returning to school. Keeping a sick child home helps prevent the spread of disease at school. Please help keep our school healthy.

If your child must use medication while at school, the parent/guardian must check in with the school nurse and complete the proper paperwork. All medications need to be in the original container. If it is a doctor prescribed medication, the prescription label must be present. 

If you have a student who has been prescribed an inhaler for asthma purposes or epi-pen for allergies, the school nurse must have written documentation from the parent/guardian giving permission for the student to carry these types of medications with them. These are the only medications students are allowed to carry.

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.