Payson Unified District (4209) School District

902 W Main St
Payson, AZ 85541-4887
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Payson Unified District (4209) School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,339 students in Payson Unified District (4209) School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Arizona.
Public Schools in Payson Unified District (4209) School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Arizona public school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 39% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
6 Schools
2,474 Schools
# Students
2,339 Students
1,138,681 Students
# Teachers
129 Teachers
50,915 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Payson Unified District (4209) School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 602 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 65-69% has decreased from 85% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#343 out of 610 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Payson Unified District (4209)  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
65-69%
76%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.51
0.65
# American Indian Students
67 Students
55,502 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
5%
# Asian Students
14 Students
34,069 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
625 Students
531,904 Students
% Hispanic Students
27%
47%
# Black Students
18 Students
63,785 Students
% Black Students
1%
6%
# White Students
1,514 Students
404,765 Students
% White Students
65%
35%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
4,238 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
101 Students
44,324 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
35
16,629
# Students in K Grade:
156
80,037
# Students in 1st Grade:
164
79,753
# Students in 2nd Grade:
154
82,851
# Students in 3rd Grade:
184
82,816
# Students in 4th Grade:
148
82,687
# Students in 5th Grade:
132
83,739
# Students in 6th Grade:
165
84,560
# Students in 7th Grade:
186
88,467
# Students in 8th Grade:
218
92,012
# Students in 9th Grade:
230
94,964
# Students in 10th Grade:
182
90,488
# Students in 11th Grade:
184
86,306
# Students in 12th Grade:
201
92,939
# Ungraded Students:
-
433

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $10,928 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,274. The school district revenue/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,304 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$26 MM
$12,837 MM
This chart display total revenue of Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$24 MM
$12,727 MM
This chart display total spending of Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$10,928
$11,274
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,304
$11,177
This chart display average spending per public school student in Payson Unified District (4209)  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Payson Unified District (4209) School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: n/an/a
500 East Rancho Road
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 472-5801
Grades: K-2
| 421 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Payson Unified District (4209) School District?
Payson Unified District (4209) School District manages 6 public schools serving 2,339 students.
What is the rank of Payson Unified District (4209) School District?
Payson Unified District (4209) School District is ranked #340 out of 602 school districts in Arizona (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Arizona school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Payson Unified District (4209) School District?
65% of Payson Unified District (4209) School District students are White, 27% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Payson Unified District (4209) School District?
Payson Unified District (4209) School District has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1, which is equal to the Arizona state average of 18:1.
What is Payson Unified District (4209) School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $10,304 is less than the state median of $11,177. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,339 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 35%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 65-69% (Btm 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AZ Dept. of Education

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