Payson High School

  • Payson High School serves 673 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 35-39% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Arizona state average of 42%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is equal to the Arizona state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Arizona state average of 62%.

School Overview

  • Payson High School's student population of 673 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students673 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Payson High School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Payson High School is 0.43, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AZ)
Overall School Rank#1494 out of 1,842 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
42%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)30-34%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:119:1
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American Indian
2%
6%
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Asian
1%
3%
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Hispanic
21%
45%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
73%
38%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score0.430.42
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Graduation Rate80-84%
78%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
38%
42%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePayson Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AZ Dept. of Education

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