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Payson High School

Public | 9-12 | 718 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 3, 2014

The teaching seems to be pretty good but the problem is with the administration. My daughter has been bullied by some other girls and the principle and vice principal are not responsive to the attacks on my daughter. The complaints have fallen of deaf ears. The school needs to provide a safe and none bullying atmosphere for all the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2005

Sports are a big part of the school. There seems to be a lot of parent support in sports. Their drama productions are really entertaining as well. The band always sounds great as well. They aren't very well organized when it comes to the annual registration. There is little flexibility if you are not able to make the one week registration time frame. Overall, the staff seems very friendly and interested in the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

Rural school with many good programs. Limited range of classes in science. Good math staff. Social studies needs work. Excellent vocational programs in computers. The school always has problems getting all of their seniors to graduate. More of a community problem, than a school problem. For kids with a stable home life PHS is a good school to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2004

Payson High School was known for its wonderful sports, coachs, and teachers a few years back. Lately the pressures of being a bigger school has made a negitive effect on payson high, making the small town comunity disagree with all of the small highs changes. The often shifting and noncomplete information to the comunity is making it angry with the system. Other wise if payson went back to being a small town high school with less pressures I think it would do just fine.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 42%
Hispanic 13% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 5%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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301 South McLane
Payson, AZ 85541
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Phone: (928) 474-2070

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