PROFICIENCY 35% 3% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
31%Payson Unified District

Payson High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Payson Unified District" in Payson, AZ. There are a total of 701 students and 34 teachers at Payson High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 21 to 1. There are a total of 341 free lunch students and 41 reduced lunch students.

Payson High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 34.5%, which is 3% lower than the Arizona average.


Student/Teacher ratio21:1
Free lunch341
Reduced lunch41


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment94
Taking some courses80
Taking some courses (not tests)12
Passing some courses35
Passing no courses42

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Payson High School, there are a total of 94 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 80 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School35-39%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School30-34%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Payson High School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 78.0% 73.9% 40.8% 51.1%
African American 0.0% 0.3% 5.1% 15.9%
Asian 1.0% 0.7% 2.8% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 16.6% 19.0% 43.8% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.8% 2.7% 4.9% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.3% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4%
Multiracial 2.3% 3.2% 2.2% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Julia Randall Elementary School33%0.0Payson, AZ
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Pine Strawberry Elementary School35%12.6Pine, AZ

Payson demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)7915791
Median age57.137.137.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%53%55%
Speak English93%73%79%
Speak Spanish5%20%13%

Education level achieved in Payson

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%
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Source: The Payson High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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