St. Johns District News

There’s nothing we enjoy more than sharing the good news about our hard-working students and staff members. We have a lot to share! Our News page includes kudos to faculty and staff for awards and accomplishments, information about upcoming and past events and so much more. Visit this page often, as we’ll update it regularly.

Thanksgiving Holidays

Our Thanksgiving holiday is from November 27 through November 29. We will not have school during these dates. We hope everyone has a safe holiday.

SJMS Spelling Bee

The SJMS spelling bee will be on November 25 at 9:00 a.m. in the gym. We would like to wish all of our participants good luck!

December School Board Meeting

We have changed the December school board meeting to Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Please update your calendars. 

Amplify CKLA

We recently purchased Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) for grades four and five as a resource for teaching reading at our school. This reading program works in conjunction with BT and provides our students with the needed rigor in ELA. Amplify CKLA also inspires curiosity and drives results, empowering all students with rich background knowledge. The more intentional approach to background knowledge allows students to build a robust knowledge base for accessing and unpacking complex texts, so real comprehension can happen. We plan to purchase Amplify CKLA for grades six to eight next school year!

Average Teacher Pay

Average Teachers Salaries (A.R.S. §15-903, E, amended by Laws 2018, Ch.285, §10)

  • Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2019 (budget year) - $42,508
  • Average salary of all teachers employed in FY 2018 (prior year) - $38,709
  • Increase in average teacher salary from the prior year - $3,799
  • Percentage increase - 10%

Teacher average salary is the total amount of pay reported on the teacher contract. This included base pay and base pay funded from Prop 301. This does not include additional pay for performance pay, additional duties, coaching, etc. This also does not include the employer paid benefits such as health insurance. Employer paid benefits include 20% for benefits such as FICA, retirement and long term disability. Additionally every full-time employee is provided the basic health insurance premium paid by the district.

Average teacher salary information