Joseph City, Arizona was originally founded in 1876 as St. Joseph. St. Joseph, Arizona was located along the Santa Fe Railway line. And in 1923, because St. Joseph, Missouri was also on the Santa Fe line, the name St. Joseph was changed to Joseph City.
Since that beginning in 1876, Joseph City has retained its small-town feel and supportive community. We are proud of the small school environment. Our district consists of two schools, Joseph City Elementary School and Joseph City Jr. High/ High School. We work hard to maintain high educational standards for our district’s students.