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An update from Supt. Brown

as of April 18, 2023

Dear Rams Families and Key Stakeholders,
     I want to give you a couple of updates:
  • As many of you know, law enforcement did an extensive search yesterday for a man who brandished a weapon at his neighbors. CJ was asked to lockdown as a precautionary measure, which we did for approximately two hours.  Students and staff were safe and we continued to update our parents throughout.  Today, out of an abundance of caution, we stayed in  "shelter in place" where students stayed indoors during recess and were given group bathroom breaks.
  • We will resume normal operations tomorrow ( Wednesday, April 19) after communicating with Clarkdale PD.  Although the suspect was not apprehended, local law enforcement has indicated there is not (nor was there) a direct threat to our students.  Please contact me if you have any questions.
     Superintendent Search Update:  We are hosting a Community Forum on Wednesday, April 26, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in our gym. We want to further engage our families, communities, and stakeholders on the traits and characteristics they want to see in a new leader.
     Full details on the Community Forum can be found by clicking the red button below. Please pass this information along to anyone in our communities so they can also participate.
Thanks,   Supt. Danny Brown


Supt. Danny Brown has announced his retirement as of June 30, 2023.

The Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District Governing Board has opened its search for an experienced leader with high standards, personal integrity and good moral character.  The successful candidate must have the ability and commitment to carry on the District's dedication to excellence with a focus on continuous improvement. Maintaining CJESD's strong teaching staff and its valued community support is a vital role of the selected leader.


     For more information on qualifications and job requirements:

Online Employment Application | Open Positions (applitrack.com)

CJESD would like to  hear from our stakeholders--staff, parents, and community--on the leadership qualities they would like to see in a new superintendent.

Below is a link to a simple survey for you to complete. Also, please share this survey with anyone living in our communities by forwarding this link. As we seek a new leader, we would like to receive as much input as possible.



On behalf of the Governing Board, thank you for your support!


We are proud to have the top accountability scores in the Verde Valley...and the 6th highest scores in all of Yavapai County !

The AZ Department of Education A-F Grade system measures year-to-year student academic growth, proficiency on English language arts, math and science, the proficiency and academic growth of English language learners, indicators that an elementary student is ready for success in high school.

See how we compare at

2022 Yavapai County A-F Accountability Scores


The Clarkdale-Jerome School District Governing Board has approved the Calendar for School Year 2022-2023. Click on the BLUE button to review the Calendar for the next school year.


Clarkdale-Jerome School values parents and families and their right to know about their student's school and education.

Click on the button below to link to Parental Rights Information. 

Average Teacher Salaries for Clarkdale-Jerome School District
(as required by A.R.S. §15-903(E))

   Average salary all Clarkdale-Jerome teachers
employed in FY 2023 (Budget year)  .....  $68,256


Average salary all Clarkdale-Jerome teachers
employed in FY 2022 (Prior year)     .....  $64,903

   Increase from prior year .....  $3,353
Percentage increase from prior year    .....  5%

Proposed Ratios for Special Education
(as required by A.R.S. §§15-903(E)1 and 15-764(A)5)

Teacher-to-Pupil Ratio  ....  1 to 15
Staff-to-Pupil Ratio    ....    1 to 10

AZ Dept. of Education COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
(click to see full plan)


Estimated FTE Certified Employees
(as required by A.R.S. §15-903(E)2)

Prior Year -- FY22  ....   23.0 FTE
Budget Year -- FY23  .... 24.0 FTE

Arizona Auditor General Spending Report FY20
(click to see the full report)

Arizona Auditor General (TextBased) Spending Report FY20
(click to see the full report)

Arizona School Report Card
(click to see the full report)

CJSD Open Enrollment Policy
(click to see information)

Open Enrollment Capacity Limits:
Kindergarten .... 20 / Gr 1-3 .... 23 / Gr 4-5
.... 24 /Gr 6-8 .... 26  

CJSD Special Education Class Sizes
(click to see information)

Contact Us
Phone: (928) 634-5035
Fax: (928) 639-0917

1615 Main Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

School Hours

Front Office         8:00 - 4:00
Grades K-4          8:15 - 2:25
Grades 5-8          8:15 - 2:30
Early Release        8:15 - Noon


Free language assistance, auxiliary aids, and/or accommodations are available upon request.


“Every Student, Every Day, Preparing for Tomorrow”



To achieve high academic excellence

To cultivate personal accountability for all

To encourage citizenship and respect