Payson Unified School District

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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 6 public schools in Payson Unified School District, serving 2,310 students.
  • Public schools in Payson Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the Arizona public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 44% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the top 50% of public schools in Arizona.
  • The top ranked public schools in Payson Unified School District are Payson Center For Success - Online, Payson High School and Julia Randall Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public school average of 62% (majority Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the Arizona public school average of 19:1.

Overview

School District NamePayson Unified School District
School District Websitehttp://www.pusd.k12.az.us
School District Phone Number(928) 474-2070
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AZ)
# of Schools6 Schools2,380 Schools
# of Students2,310 Students1,117,458 Students
# of Teachers119 Teachers47,820 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1

District Comparison

  • Payson Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 641 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 74% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AZ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Payson Unified   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 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Payson Unified   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 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
72%
78%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Payson Unified   School District and public school graduation rate of AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.450.65
# of American Indian Students50 Students62,127 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
6%
# of Asian Students10 Students32,009 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# of Hispanic Students506 Students502,895 Students
% Hispanic Students
22%
45%
# of Black Students11 Students59,348 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# of White Students1,641 Students422,489 Students
% White Students
71%
38%
# of Hawaiian Students5 Students4,017 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students87 Students34,453 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:3212,779
# of Students in Kindergarten:15580,903
# of Students in 1st Grade:12781,467
# of Students in 2nd Grade:16382,195
# of Students in 3rd Grade:17185,836
# of Students in 4th Grade:20588,944
# of Students in 5th Grade:18289,621
# of Students in 6th Grade:15988,369
# of Students in 7th Grade:17487,282
# of Students in 8th Grade:18686,947
# of Students in 9th Grade:22086,190
# of Students in 10th Grade:19384,165
# of Students in 11th Grade:16378,432
# of Students in 12th Grade:18083,999
# of Ungraded Students: - 329

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,008 is higher than the state average of $7,839. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,505 is higher than the state average of $7,481. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AZ)
Total Revenue$21 MM$3 MM
This chart display total revenue of Payson Unified   School District and average revenue for each school distric in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$24 MM$2 MM
This chart display total spending of Payson Unified   School District and average spending for each school distric in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,008$7,839
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Payson Unified   School District and average revenue per public school student in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$10,505$7,481
This chart display average spending per public school student in Payson Unified   School District and average spending per public school student in AZ by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Payson Unified School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Julia Randall Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Top 50%
    902 W. Main
    Payson, AZ 85547
    (928) 474-2070

    Grades: 3-5 | 590 students
  • Payson Center For Success - Online Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank: Top 50%
    902 W Main St
    Payson, AZ 85547
    (928) 474-2070

    Grades: 7-12 | 16 students
  • Payson Center For Success High School Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    514 W Wade Lane
    Payson, AZ 85541
    (928) 474-2070

    Grades: 9-12 | 88 students
  • Payson Elementary School
    500 East Rancho Road
    Payson, AZ 85547
    (928) 474-2070

    Grades: K-2 | 445 students
  • Payson High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    301 South Mclane
    Payson, AZ 85547
    (928) 474-2070

    Grades: 9-12 | 654 students
  • Rim Country Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Top 50%
    304 South Meadow
    Payson, AZ 85547
    (928) 474-2070

    Grades: 6-8 | 517 students
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