Payson school information

IndexPaysonUtahNational
Average Test Scores41%42%49%
Student/Teacher ratio24:121:116:1
Total public schools880279,221
Total private schoolsn/a11224,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a797,963
The Payson, UT educational system consists of 8 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Payson public schools have average test scores of 41% which is 2% lower than than the Utah average and 16% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Payson public schools is 24:1, compared to 21:1 in Utah and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 87.9% have completed high school, 23.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Payson are 16% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Payson.
  • 87.9% of people in Payson have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.9% of people in Payson have completed high school.
  • 23.6% of people in Payson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Payson

IndexPaysonUtahNational
Completed 8th grade87.9%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school87.9%88.6%83.0%
Completed some college66.3%68.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree36.4%41.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors23.6%31.7%30.3%
Completed masters6.6%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.4%1.3%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mapleton, UT9,01457%16%
Provo, UT115,71848%3%
Springville, UT31,79647%4%
Salem, UT7,24745%9%
Spanish Fork, UT37,56543%13%
Payson, UT19,48041%16%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Allendale, MI19,47549%1%
Johnston, IA19,49190%83%
Mead Valley, CA19,46826%47%
Norwood, OH19,46270%41%
Sand Springs, OK19,50972%46%
Payson, UT19,48041%16%
Source: The Payson, UT education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.