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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 Parents and Community Members, 

We were fortunate to return to School January 3, 2022 in a healthy state. COVID-19 hit our school and community pretty hard in October and even November. At this time our attendance is up for both students and staff. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the Vernon staff for working through a couple of really tough months. Thank you to our parents for keeping your kids healthy and supporting the school during our short switch to distance learning. Our hopes are to keep in-person learning for the rest of the year.

Following are a few important dates of which to take note:

  • January 17: No school for Martin Luther King Jr Day
  • January 27: Flag Ceremony and Student of the Month at 7:55 a.m.
  • February 14: No School for President’s Day
  • February 24: Flag Ceremony and Student of the month at 7:55 a.m.

Our Governing Board meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. for regular meetings.

Our goal is to have a spring sports program for grades six through eight. Please keep an eye out for information in the upcoming weeks. Students do need a physical from this school year to participate.

Vernon School District Governing Board will have three vacant seats in November. If you live in the Vernon Community and would like to learn more about serving on a school board, please contact me at Vernon School. I will answer your questions, and can refer you to the county superintendent if you would like to run.

I hope everyone has a great start to 2022 and a wonderful second half of the school year.


Chad Knippen

Dr. Chad Knippen