Payson school information

IndexPaysonArizonaNational
Average Test Scores31%36%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:118:116:1
Total public schools71,86379,221
Total private schools131624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1487,963
The Payson, AZ educational system consists of 7 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Payson public schools have average test scores of 31% which is 13% lower than than the Arizona average and 37% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Payson public schools is 18:1, compared to 18:1 in Arizona and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.3% have completed high school, 25.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Payson are 37% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Payson.
  • 86.6% of people in Payson have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.3% of people in Payson have completed high school.
  • 25.9% of people in Payson have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Payson

IndexPaysonArizonaNational
Completed 8th grade86.6%83.7%84.3%
Completed high school85.3%82.2%83.0%
Completed some college64.0%62.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.3%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.9%28.0%30.3%
Completed masters9.5%10.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.5%2.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Payson (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pine, AZ1,18035%30%
Tonto Village, AZ30525%49%
Payson, AZ15,29731%37%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Perry, GA15,29340%20%
Kenmore, NY15,30342%14%
New River, AZ15,30542%15%
White Center, WA15,30637%26%
The Dalles, OR15,27638%22%
Payson, AZ15,29731%37%
Source: The Payson, AZ 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.