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

August 4, 2021

Kayenta Unified School District (KUSD) No. 27 will open schools with a focus on in-person learning. In-person learning is the most effective delivery of instruction and addresses the needs of the whole child. The first day of school is on August 9, 2021. 

Distance learning from home is an option for students that choose that mode of learning. Distance learning for the 2021–2022 school year requires accountability for attendance and assignments. Parents must provide a home environment that supports learning and an adult that can be in the role of a learning coach. A distance learning contract describes the student and parent expectations to ensure successful learning delivery. In addition, the KUSD technology use agreement is necessary. Contact your school for additional information and specifics.

The district administrative team, the governing board, and employees relied on data through surveys from the family, community, and the teaching staff. In addition to the surveys, two public hearings were hosted by the school district and comments were collected from the hearing and the public comment email communication.

Kayenta Unified School District No. 27 is an Arizona public school. HB 2862 provided the legislative language for opening schools. KUSD met the mandates required to open the schools.

The school district has a safety protocol in place. The plan is governing board approved. The students, parents, and families have a crucial role in keeping our school safe. Please screen your student each day for symptoms. Do not send your student to school if they are ill. If one student in the house is ill, all the students will stay home. Remind your student to wear masks, sanitize hands, and maintain physical distancing. The behaviors will keep our schools safe and allow the schools to provide an effective learning environment.  



Lemual B. Adson
KUSD 27 Superintendent