Top 10 Best Gila County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 34 public schools serving 7,841 students in Gila County, AZ (there are 3 private schools, serving 464 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Gila County, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Gila County, AZ are Payson Center For Success High School, Young Elementary School and Tonto Basin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Gila County, AZ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 27% (versus the 39% statewide average). Schools in Gila County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Arizona public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Gila County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Payson Center For Success High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
514 W Wade Ln
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 472-5895
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Young Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Hwy 288 Baker Ranch Rd
Young, AZ 85554
(928) 462-3244
Grades: PK-8
| 41 students
Rank: #33.
Tonto Basin Elementary School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
445 S. Old Hwy 188
Tonto Basin, AZ 85553
(928) 479-2277
Grades: PK-8
| 77 students
Rank: #44.
Destiny School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
798 E Prickly Pear Dr
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 425-0925
Grades: K-8
| 319 students
Rank: #55.
Pine Strawberry Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3868 N Pine Creek Dr
Pine, AZ 85544
(928) 476-3283
Grades: PK-8
| 98 students
Rank: #66.
Liberty High School
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1300 E Cedar St
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-8024
Grades: 7-12
| 67 students
Rank: #77.
Julia Randall Elementary School
Math: 20% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
902 W Main St
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 468-2600
Grades: 2-5
| 552 students
Rank: #88.
Payson High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 S Mclane Rd
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 472-5788
Grades: 9-12
| 797 students
Rank: #99.
Rim Country Middle School
Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
304 S Meadow St
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 472-3062
Grades: 6-8
| 569 students
Rank: #1010.
Copper Rim Elementary School
Math: 14% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1600 Mesquite
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-5800
Grades: PK-5
| 686 students
Rank: #1111.
Globe High School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
437 S High Street
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 520 students
Rank: #1212.
Miami Virtual Program
Math: 8% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4739 E Ragus Rd
Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 425-3271
Grades: K-12
| 699 students
Rank: #1313.
Lee Kornegay Intermediate School
Math: 8% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4635 E. Ragus Rd.
Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 425-3271
Grades: 3-5
| 216 students
Rank: #1414.
Payson Center For Success - Online
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
902 W Main St
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 472-5891
Grades: 7-12
| 0 students
Rank: #1515.
Leonor Hambly K-8
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
824 Thorne Ave.
Winkelman, AZ 85192
(520) 356-7876
Grades: PK-8
| 202 students
Rank: #1616.
San Carlos Middle School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
100 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2315
Grades: 6-8
| 373 students
Rank: #1717.
High Desert Middle School
Math: 9% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 High Desert
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-5900
Grades: 6-8
| 364 students
Rank: #1818.
Hayden High School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
824 N. Thorne Ave
Winkelman, AZ 85192
(520) 356-7876
Grades: 9-12
| 89 students
Rank: #1919.
Miami Junior Senior High School
Math: 7% | Reading: 8%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4639 E. Ragus Road
Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 425-3271
Grades: 6-12
| 491 students
Rank: n/an/a
Biyaagozhoo Center
Indian Rte. 6 Mp 10.5
Globe, AZ 85502
(928) 475-4060
Grades: 3-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cvit - Central Campus Cac Aravaipa
Vocational School
80440 E Aravaipa Rd
Winkelman, AZ 85192
(520) 357-2800
Grades: 10-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cvit - Globe High School
Vocational School
437 S High St
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cvit - Hayden High School
Vocational School
824 Thorne Ave
Winkelman, AZ 85192
(520) 356-7876
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cvit - Miami High School
Vocational School
4635 E. Ragus Rd.
Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 425-3085
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Cvit - San Carlos High School
Vocational School
27010 E Highway 70
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2315
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
4635 B Ragus Road
Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 425-3271
Grades: PK-2
| 199 students
Rank: n/an/a
4739 E Ragus Rd
Miami, AZ 85539
(928) 425-3271
Grades: PK
| 34 students
Rank: n/an/a
500 East Rancho Road
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 472-5801
Grades: K-2
| 421 students
Rank: n/an/a
Rice Elementary School
Math: ≤10%
San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-4837
Grades: PK-5
| 579 students
Rank: n/an/a
27010 E Highway 70
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2315
Grades: 9-12
| 71 students
Rank: n/an/a
27010 E Highway 70
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2378
Grades: 9-12
| 346 students
Rank: n/an/a
Shil Gozhoo Academy
100 San Carlos Ave
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2315
Grades: K-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
460 N Willow St
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-6000
Grades: K-12
| 18 students
Rank: n/an/a
Young High School
Hwy 288 Baker Ranch Rd
Young, AZ 85554
(928) 462-3244
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Gila County, AZ

Gila County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1425 E South St
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-8784
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
455 Willow
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 425-8915
Grades: 5-6
| 314 students
Moonbase Rd Hwy 70
Peridot, AZ 85542
(928) 475-2292
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
1000 East Frontier St
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-2070
Grades: K-5
| 325 students
439 South Fourth Street, Unit
Globe, AZ 85502
(928) 425-7800
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
455 N. Willow St.
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 425-8926
Grades: 7-8
| 385 students
Drawer H
Miami, AZ 85539
(520) 473-2476
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1100 E South St
Globe, AZ 85502
(928) 425-3231
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
5791 South Maple Leaf Rd
Claypool, AZ 85532
(928) 425-3271
Grades: K-2
| 271 students
824 N. Thorne Ave
Winkelman, AZ 85292
(520) 356-7876
Grades: 6-8
| 69 students
166 Ezell Ln
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 534-7320
Grades: 9-12
| 16 students
112 W Cedar Lane, Unit 122
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 468-8509
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
San Carlos Avenue
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2315
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
27010 E Highway 70
San Carlos, AZ 85550
(928) 475-2378
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
249 W Standage Dr
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 478-4706
Grades: K-10
| 27 students
824 Thorne Ave
Winkelman, AZ 85292
(520) 356-7876
Grades: 4-6
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Gila County, AZ?
The top ranked public schools in Gila County, AZ include Payson Center For Success High School, Young Elementary School and Tonto Basin Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Gila County, AZ?
34 public schools are located in Gila County, AZ.
What percentage of students in Gila County, AZ go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Gila County, AZ are educated in public schools (compared to the AZ state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Gila County, AZ?
Gila County, AZ public schools minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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