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Greetings from Supt. Matt Schumacher

July 1, 2023

Dear Clarkdale-Jerome Families and Our Entire Learning Community,

I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as your new superintendent. I am both honored and excited to fulfill this role and I look forward to uniting all the resources of our Clarkdale-Jerome community to achieve deep, meaningful, and long-lasting outcomes for all students.

I’ve spent nearly my entire professional career in public education throughout the Verde Valley, first as a middle school social studies teacher in Sedona and then as a middle and elementary school principal in Cottonwood. Serving in these roles has been a tremendous source of pride and joy to me! I have watched my students grow to become successful adults and have worked with and empowered the next generation of teachers.

As we look toward the future, I want to commit my complete investment in Clarkdale-Jerome’s vision of “Every Student, Every Day, Preparing for Tomorrow.” I could not be more thrilled about the opportunity to lead this dynamic team and collaborate with our families to build upon the strong traditions already established. Over the coming year, we will be developing a strategic plan for the district, and I thoroughly encourage your participation in that process (more to come about this soon!). Along with the continuing emphasis on increasing academic achievement, our key areas of focus will be attendance, behavior supports, and planning for anticipated growth.

I welcome your feedback and recognize we are stronger and accomplish more when we work together. After all, we share the same goal of creating the best school possible for our children, founded on a warm and welcoming learning environment and always focused on exceptional experiences and high student achievement. To that end, please don’t hesitate to reach out if you need anything or have ideas that support our shared vision. I look forward to seeing you on campus.

In your service,

Dr. Matt Schumacher

Matt Schumacher, Ed.D.
Superintendent, Clarkdale-Jerome School District #3
"Every Student, Every Day, Preparing for Tomorrow"


The Clarkdale-Jerome School District Governing Board has approved the Calendar for School Year 2024-2025. Click on the BLUE button to review the Calendar for the next school year.


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

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