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Payson Education Center

Public | 9-12 | 60 students

Individualized instruction
 
 

 
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Community Rating

5 stars

Community Rating by Year
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
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School Official Point of View

Posted June 8, 2012

Payson Education Center was accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement on June 30, 2011.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 62% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 42%
Hispanic 17% 43%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Payson High School
Rim Country Middle School
Payson Center for Success
Percentage of students going to 2-year college 15% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 0% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 15% (2012)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 10% (2012)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 60% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Gila Community College
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 1:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Ms. Peggy Miles
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (928) 468-8534

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Independent Study
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • American Sign Language
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • Community college courses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Optimist Club of Payson
  • Southwest Behavrioral
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • walking
Girls sports
  • walking

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Debate
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • PEC provides a non-traditional school/academic setting. This works well for students who are not excelling in the traditional setting. Our school is relationship based. Teachers and staff work with students on various levels including academic, social, and emotional to educate the complete student.
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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2011-2012 school year.


Students accepted for the 2011-2012 school year
72
Applications received for the 2011-2012 school year
74
Students typically come from these schools
Payson High School
Rim Country Middle School
Payson Center for Success

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Gila Community College
College preparation / awareness offered
Community college courses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 15%
4 year college - 0%
Military - 15%
Vocational - 10%
Workforce - 60%
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112 W. Cedar Lane
Payson, AZ 85541
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Phone: (928) 468-8509

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