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Clarkdale-Jerome School District Seeking 2 Governing Board Members

The Clarkdale-Jerome School District Governing Board has two vacant seats. Board Member Tom Stewart resigned due to health-related issues and Board Member Michael Sullivan is relocating out of the district. Yavapai County Supt. Tim Carter will make appointments to these positions after reviewing the applications, interviewing eligible candidates, and taking input from the school administration, current board members, and community.

Serving on the Governing Board is a valuable and rewarding experience for the District, the communities, and our children.

For more information on requirements and steps to be considered as a Board Member, please click here...

**  CJ District Governing Board Application Information   **

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 2023-2024. Click on the BLUE button to review the Calendar for the next school year.


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


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

Click here for Parental Rights Information


Clarkdale-Jerome School is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in relation to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, and disability. Click on links below to read policies.

Title IX District Designees

Coordinator - Kris Fuchs - Human Resources
Investigator - Representative from the Trust
Decision Maker - Matthew Schumacher - Superintendent

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 2024 (Budget year)  .....  $73,024


Average salary all Clarkdale-Jerome teachers
employed in FY 2023 (Prior year)     .....  $70,924

   Increase from prior year .....  $2,100
Percentage increase from prior year    .....  3%

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

Safe Return to Learning Plan
(click to see full plan)


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

Prior Year -- FY23  ....   24.0 FTE
Budget Year -- FY24  .... 25.0 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