ATTENTION Parents/Families

Updated Information as of  4-1-2020

Dear CJSD Parents/Families,

On Monday, as you know, Governor Ducey announced AZ public school closures through the end of 2019-’20 school year. He also issued a “Stay at Home Order” limiting residents from leaving their homes except for “essential activities”.  While many things remain uncertain, we can now move forward and plan ahead for the remainder of the school year.  You can be certain that the staff and faculty of Clarkdale-Jerome School remain committed to our students, families, and community.

Beginning today, April 1st, we are implementing the following:

Cancellations:  All athletic events, field trips and other scheduled events are cancelled for the remainder of the school year.

Office AvailabilityWe will still be available via phone only, Mon.-Thur. each day from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Please call us during those times with any questions you might have.  Campus is closed on Fridays.

Meal Distribution:  We will still offer a “grab ‘n go” meal pickup at the drop off zone in front of the school, Mon.-Friday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am with both a breakfast and lunch.  This will be for any student in need.  We will still deliver to the Jerome Park at 9:30 am and Patio Town (Fiesta/Broadway) at 10:00 am.

Education Packets/Online Learning:  Many of the teachers have already contacted students and families and are implementing online learning.  We will have packets ready for those students who do not have internet and computer capabilities.  Those packets will also be available Mon.-Friday from 9:00-11:00 am in the front of the school where meals can be picked up.  Please follow up with your teacher if your child has not connected with them.  Our goal is for each teacher to have a “two-way” connection with their students (middle school teachers will work w/their homeroom students) on a weekly basis.

Internet/Computers:  If you do not have internet capabilities, please let your teacher know.  In addition, we will continue to have chromebooks for checkout, so please call during our office hours (listed above) to arrange for pickup.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony:   We have yet to determine if 8th grade promotion ceremony will take place.  This will depend on the circumstances and we will make that determination by May 1st. 

Social/Emotional Needs:  Please know that our counselor, Rolande Karn, is available via email at  If you need anything with regard to resources or just someone to talk to, please call on her.

Many items still need to be resolved and we will provide clarification in the coming days. As always, we will communicate via Facebook, our website and automated emails/phone calls.

Thank you and be safe!

Danny Brown, Superintendent and  Steve Doerksen, Principal

Previously posted communications...

Letter to Parents/Families on 3/26/2020

CLARKDALE-JEROME SCHOOL continues to keep you updated on how we're handling the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The following are links from Superintendent Danny Brown with updated information. 

CLICK HERE for "Helping Children Cope" from Mrs. Karn, School Counselor

CLICK HERE for a List of Network Providers for Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic



CLICK HERE for Frequently Asked Questions about the COVID-19 Pandemic

CLICK HERE to access the Arizona Department of Health Services website


                                            OUR VISION

Every student, every day, preparing for tomorrow


·  To achieve high academic excellence

·  To cultivate personal accountability for all

· To encourage citizenship and respect


   Clarkdale-Jerome School  earned a "B" in 2019!

We are proud to have the top

accountability scores in the Verde Valley! 

See how we compare at

AZ Department of Education A-F Combined Scores FY 2019


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 2020 (Budget year)  .....  $64,616


Average salary all Clarkdale-Jerome teachers
employed in FY 2019 (Prior year)      .....  $61,162

   Increase from prior year .....  $3,454
Percentage increase from prior year    .....       6%

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 25
Staff-to-Pupil Ratio    ....    1 to 10


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

Prior Year -- FY19  ....   23.8 FTE
Budget Year -- FY20  .... 24.0 FTE

Arizona Auditor General Spending Report FY19
(click to see the full report)

Arizona Auditor General Text Based Spending Report FY18
(click to see the full report)

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


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

1615 Main Street
Clarkdale, AZ 86324

School Hours

Front Office         7:45 - 4:00
Grades K-5          8:15 - 2:25
Grades 6-8          8:15 - 3:15
Early Release        8:15 - Noon

“Every Student, Every Day, Preparing for Tomorrow”