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Welcome to Vernon Elementary School District, where we foster a love of learning in every student we are privileged to serve!

Located in central Arizona, just east of Show Low, our small class sizes provide each kindergarten through eighth grade student in our care with the personalized attention they need to grow both academically and developmentally. But good education doesn’t just happen. It is a partnership that must be nurtured, reevaluated, and recharged with ideas and energy from parents, teachers, community members, and administration. We invite you to take some time this year to get to know us, and let us get to know you. Together we will succeed!

A Message from Our Superintendent

Dear Families,

At Vernon Elementary School District, our vision is to provide personalized attention to grow students academically and developmentally by delivering a comprehensive, success-oriented, standards-based environment in which students can flourish. It has been wonderful watching teachers and students commit to the lofty goal of having 100% of our students reading at grade level by the end of the year. We are making great strides and within the first semester saw over a 25% increase in students reading at grade level.

It is said it takes a village to raise a child. We are grateful to be a part of that village. We understand that in today's world parents have a wide range of options when choosing where to educate their children. We are happy you have chosen us to be your educational partner in this journey.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you that spring break begins on March 10. We will return to school Monday, March 20. With the conclusion of spring break as an important reminder, VUSD will be required to participate in AZ State Testing during the month of April. This is our “super bowl” in which the students can demonstrate all the learning they have accomplished for the year. To help you and your child prepare we offer some tips and tricks for success.

You can:

  • Encourage your child to get adequate rest each night.
  • Eat a healthy breakfast. We will have great options here at school!
  • Encourage your child to take their time.
  • Ask them to share how they feel they did.
  • Celebrate successes.

Together we can make the most of your child’s experience here at Vernon Elementary. We look forward to a wonderful end of the year!


Shad Housley

Shad Housley