Payson Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 3 public high schools serving 758 students in Payson Unified School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public high schools in Arizona.
Public High Schools in Payson Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 41% (versus the Arizona public high school average of 50%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Payson Unified School District are Payson Center For Success - Online, Payson Center For Success High School and Payson High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Payson Unified School District have a Graduation Rate of 40%, which is less than the Arizona average of 78%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Payson Center For Success - Online, with <50% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Arizona or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Arizona public high school average of 60% (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
895 Schools
# Students
758 Students
388,472 Students
# Teachers
38 Teachers
14,486 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Payson Unified School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 333 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
0.43
0.66
# American Indian Students
13 Students
19,636 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
5%
# Asian Students
9 Students
13,703 Students
% Asian Students
1%
4%
# Hispanic Students
149 Students
165,367 Students
% Hispanic Students
20%
43%
# Black Students
5 Students
21,114 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
553 Students
156,496 Students
% White Students
73%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
1,405 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
26 Students
10,292 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
229
# Students in K Grade:
-
3,194
# Students in 1st Grade:
-
3,309
# Students in 2nd Grade:
-
3,353
# Students in 3rd Grade:
-
3,649
# Students in 4th Grade:
-
4,051
# Students in 5th Grade:
-
5,003
# Students in 6th Grade:
-
6,934
# Students in 7th Grade:
-
12,706
# Students in 8th Grade:
2
13,046
# Students in 9th Grade:
220
86,221
# Students in 10th Grade:
193
84,233
# Students in 11th Grade:
163
78,478
# Students in 12th Grade:
180
84,063
# Ungraded Students:
-
3

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,815 in this school district is less than the state median of $11,763. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,810 is less than the state median of $11,165. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AZ)
Total Revenue
$23 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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$20 MM
$4 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 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,815
$11,763
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 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,810
$11,165
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 2017-18 school year data.

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

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Payson Center For Success - Online
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
902 W Main St
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 474-2070
Grades: 7-12
| 16 students
Rank: #22.
Payson Center For Success High School
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
514 W Wade Lane
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-2070
Grades: 9-12
| 88 students
Rank: #33.
Payson High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 South Mclane
Payson, AZ 85547
(928) 474-2070
Grades: 9-12
| 654 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 758 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 27%
  • 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
    : 0.43

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