Payson Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public elementary schools serving 1,552 students in Payson Unified School District. This district's average elementary testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public elementary schools in Arizona.
Public Elementary Schools in Payson Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Arizona public elementary school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 49% (versus the 46% statewide average).
The top ranked public elementary schools in Payson Unified School District are Julia Randall Elementary School, Rim Country Middle School and Payson Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public elementary school average of 63% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Payson Unified 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%)

Overview

School District Name
Payson Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AZ)
# Schools
3 Schools
1,565 Schools
# Students
1,552 Students
769,342 Students
# Teachers
81 Teachers
32,386 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
19:1

District Rank

Payson Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 491 school districts in Arizona (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 40-44% has decreased from 75-79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AZ)
Overall District Rank
#289 out of 640 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Payson Unified   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
40-44%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.46
0.66
# American Indian Students
37 Students
43,778 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
6%
# Asian Students
1 Student
22,961 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# Hispanic Students
357 Students
346,002 Students
% Hispanic Students
23%
45%
# Black Students
6 Students
40,661 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
1,088 Students
286,866 Students
% White Students
70%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
2,868 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
61 Students
26,206 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
32
10,732
# Students in K Grade:
155
80,657
# Students in 1st Grade:
127
81,307
# Students in 2nd Grade:
163
82,040
# Students in 3rd Grade:
171
85,679
# Students in 4th Grade:
205
88,781
# Students in 5th Grade:
182
89,439
# Students in 6th Grade:
159
88,197
# Students in 7th Grade:
174
68,381
# Students in 8th Grade:
184
67,485
# Students in 9th Grade:
-
6,600
# Students in 10th Grade:
-
6,196
# Students in 11th Grade:
-
6,012
# Students in 12th Grade:
-
7,507
# Ungraded Students:
-
329

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,632 in this school district is less than the state median of $10,299. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,836 is less than the state median of $9,842. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$22 MM
$4 MM
This chart display total revenue of Payson Unified   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$20 MM
$3 MM
This chart display total spending of Payson Unified   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,632
$10,299
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Payson Unified   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,836
$9,842
This chart display average spending per public school student in Payson Unified   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AZ by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Payson Unified School District Public Elementary Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Julia Randall Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
902 W. Main
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 474-2070
Grades: 3-5
| 590 students
Rank: #22.
Rim Country Middle School
Math: 36% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
304 South Meadow
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 474-2070
Grades: 6-8
| 517 students
500 East Rancho Road
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 474-2070
Grades: K-2
| 445 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 1,552 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 30%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 40-44% (Btm 50% in AZ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.46

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