Jerome and Clarkdale are rich in copper-mining history.  Though the mines and smelter closed in 1953, the area retained its turn-of-the-century character.

Town of Clarkdale

With a population of around 4,000 people, Clarkdale sits on the banks of the Verde River providing fishing, kayaking, hiking, biking, and lots of wildlife. It is home to many 3rd and 4th generation residents.

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Town of Jerome

Jerome is now home to 444 residents and is proud of its National Historic Landmark status. Providing a spectacular view of the Verde Valley, it is a bustling artist community attracting tourists from near and far.

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The Yavapai-Apache Nation

The Yavapai-Apache Nation is highly revered and a federally recognized sovereign Indian Nation, comprised of descendents of the Wipukyipai (Yavapai) and Dil zhee' (Tonto Apache) people. The Nation's people reside in the Verde Valley, many in Clarkdale. Clarkdale-Jerome School is proud to have the Clarkdale Yavapai-Apache among our students. We value the partnerships with the Nation and embrace the shared culture they bring to our school.

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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