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Willcox Elementary School (WES) is located in Willcox, Arizona in the southeast corner of the state, and we are part of the greater Willcox Unified School District.

Our public elementary school provides a top notch education to preschoolers through fourth grade students. We are focused on providing a full-spectrum learning experience that includes art, music, physical education, computer classes, and many more extracurricular activities. WES has a small student-to-teacher ratio, which we believe makes us more capable of reaching each student individually and helping our students reach their full potential. We have many unique programs including Willcox Against Substance Abuse , Sheltered English Instruction classes, a Parent Advisory Group, and an integrated preschool for three- and four-year-olds.

We have developed this website to keep our teachers, students, parents, and our community informed about everything going on at WES. Please take time to browse the site and learn more about all WES has to offer. You will find that we are a special school with a great staff and students.

A Message from our Principal

The teachers and staff here at Willcox Elementary School are excited to work with the new and returning WES Cowkids and their families. We are always ready to teach and learn together.

We use a strong, standards-based curriculum to ensure that children focus on the most essential learning throughout the year. We believe all students can learn at high levels, and that they will rise to the level of our expectations. At the same time, we offer daily intervention and enrichment programs in reading and math so that we meet the needs of all students.

We are a small school, yet we offer many opportunities for our students to excel. From our music and art programs, to physical education and computer skills, we invite our students to explore their interests and grow.

I am proud of the staff that we have at the elementary school. Our teachers are top-notch, and they have the assistance of an excellent group of paraprofessionals. Through their hard work and preparation, the children of our community receive a quality education at WES. In fact, every staff member is dedicated to the success of your children, our students. 

I hope that you will visit our school, talk to our teachers, and see the great things that happen at WES. 


Valerie Simon

Valerie Simon