1050 S Main
Payson, UT 84651
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Payson High School serves 1,394 students in grades 7-12.
Payson High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Utah for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 45%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 41% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Utah state average of 26% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Payson High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Utah for:

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School Overview

Payson High School's student population of 1,394 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Total Students
1,394 students
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Total Classroom Teachers (17-18)
53 teachers
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School Rankings

Payson High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 959 schools in Utah (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Payson High School is 0.32, which is less 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (UT)
Overall Testing Rank
#772 out of 959 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
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17:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
17%
17%
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Black
1%
1%
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White
81%
74%
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Hawaiian
n/a
2%
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Graduation Rate
96%
87%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
28%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

School Reviews

  3.60 out of 5  (5 reviews)
1  
The school is ok but the auto class is one of the best sad to see them leave soon.
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5  
Payson High School excels in the skills and educations that students can achieve. My student enjoys and excels in mathematics, so PHS is cultivating that passion. I''m also trying to persuade my student to get skills such as auto mechanics and cabinetry before she graduates. PHS definitely has the staff and facilities to help my student achieve great things past high school.
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5  
Payson High School has the staff and facilities to help my student achieve great things. My student enjoys and excels in Math and the staff has encouraged her to pursue that passion. I have also encouraged my student to learn skills such as cabinetry and auto mechanics before high school graduation. PHS has helped my student become better with the opportunities and challenges they help her overcome.
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5  
I am here to say that Payson High School is NOT Trash. Often we are viewed as a trashy school, this is a stereotype that we are trying to break free of because not everyone does drugs, not everyone gets pregnant, and not everyone has failing grades. This is a good student body and a good school. No it's not perfect but it's not as trashy as everyone makes it sound. And yes our football team has not had a great past, but this year we have made progress, a lot of progress. A football team, a few failing grades, a few bad choices do not define a school or the students in it. Payson High has pride to be proud of, because WE ARE A NEW PAYSON!
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2  
When you become a resource student, the staff treat you like Special E.D. students or drop your studies down to basic elementary study instead of working with you in the one or two course your having a problem with. If the teacher has a problem with you, your most likely going to fail. You have a problem with they're teaching ethics, you'll most likely fail. Also, if you don't have the name, don't expect to be treated like an individual. That's not the lion way.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Students: 1,394 students
  • Minority Enrollment: 19%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in UT)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.32 (Top 50%)

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