Average Teacher Salaries

Districts must prominently display on their website the average salary for all teachers employed in the previous year and the average for the current year, including the dollar and percentage increase for teachers employed in the current year.

  •  Average Teacher Salary FY 2019: $59,103

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2020: $62,333

  • Increase in Average Teacher Salary from the Prior Year: $3,230

  • Percentage Increase: 5%

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2020: $62,333

  • Average Teacher Salary FY 2021: $63,243

  • Increase in Average Teacher Salary from the Prior Year: $910

  • Percentage Increase: 1% 

Core Values

  • Respect - we build healthy relationships through Ké and acceptance among all students, teachers, staff, parents, and community.

  • Responsibility - we maintain high academic expectations and commitment to empower all students to develop grit, independence, and become lifelong learners.

  • Trust - we exemplify integrity and ethics to promote teamwork within a safe learning environment.

  • Empathy and patience - we empathize and exercise patience, which results in the happiness of all students, parents, and community.

  • Communication and innovation ‐ we consistently exchange information with students, parents, community, and staff to embrace innovation.

Belief Statements

We believe:

  • As a district, we have a common goal of shared responsibility among students, parents, staff, and community to ensure student achievement.

  • We shall share the responsibility for building strong relationships, educational foundations, and supportive environments for all stakeholders.

  • Our school system is accountable to our community.

  • Open, honest, and transparent communication fosters credibility, mutual understanding, and trust.

  • Our students, staff, and all stakeholders deserve respect.

  • All students are capable of learning.

Vision Statement

Excellence. Every Student, Every Day.

Kayenta Unified School District


Kayenta Unified School District No. 27 is located in the Navajo Nation of Arizona. We are a people who take great pride in our heritage. It is our privilege and honor to be in the position to accompany our children on their journey to great heights and solid futures. As you learn about us, we know you’ll catch our enthusiasm and appreciate our awe-inspiring past, present, and future. We know that by working together, we accomplish great things!

Message from the Superintendent

December 1, 2021

The Governing Board recently approved a resolution strongly encouraging all employees and age-eligible students to receive the vaccine.  The Navajo Nation Council has issued resolution CAU-48-21 to require schools promptly adopt COVID-19 vaccination requirements.  The Navajo Nation Board of Education has a supporting resolution NNBESE-752-2021 mandating all school to adopt COVID-19 vaccination requirements.  Employees and age-eligible students receiving the vaccination will keep our schools open. 

The responsibility of providing a safe learning and teaching environment is not the exclusive responsibility of the school district.  Parents and students must contribute in a positive and proactive manner with behaviors that keep the schools safe and open for effective learning and teaching. 

Distance learning will continue to be an option for students.



Lemual B. Adson
KUSD 27 Superintendent