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Campus History

A green circle with the words "Young Elementary" in blue text.Young Elementary opened its doors at 4221 Fox Meadow Lane in Pasadena in 1980. The school’s longest-serving principal is Shirlyn Ross. Ross held the position for 33 years beginning in 1986 and retiring in 2019. Ross was well known for singing to the students in the mornings and as they boarded the buses home in the afternoons. Over the years, Young Elementary has had minor updates to its campus. In 2005, the carpet was replaced and in 2010 a covered walkway was added to the portable buildings. Young Elementary is proud to be a community-centered school. In 2019, they launched a series of family engagement events that had over 1,000 people in attendance. Currently, the campus serves around 650 students in prekindergarten through fourth grade.




List of Principals

  • Don Morrison 1980-1986
  • Shirlyn Ross 1986 -2019
  • Amy McClellen 2019-present