We're glad you're here ! 

The State Legislature has passed the bill to lift the Aggregate Expenditure Limit!

Clarkdale-Jerome School District--and school districts across Arizona--are breathing a little easier. The lifting of the AEL which covers maintenance and operations expenditures and capital outlay in our school will allow us to use the total education funding provided by the Legislature.

We thank all of you who contacted our legislators and lobbied your family, friends, and neighbors to support this effort. It is because of your interest in  and involvement with providing our kids with the best education possible that Clarkdale-Jerome will be able to continue with all the talented staff and programs we provide.

This lifting of the AEL is only for this year. We all hope the Legislature is ready and willing to provide a permanent solution to this problem. Keep working with our legislators to change the limitation on the funding they provide.

Thanks again, Rams Families!


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:
K-Grade 2 .... 25     Grades 3-6 ..... 26    Grades 7-8 ..... 28

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