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The Shelby School

249 Standage Drive, Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 478-4706

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Charter Grades K-10 45 students Unknown students/teacher

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About this school

The Shelby School is a charter high school. 45 children attend The Shelby School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 0% of the The Shelby School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 45 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. New Visions Academy - Star Valley is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 74%
Hispanic 16% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 10% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 0% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 71%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The Shelby School takes very seriously the matters discussed in the recent post regarding a missing student. Immediately after it was determined that the student was missing the school mobilized all efforts at its disposal to attempt to locate him. The student was not left unattended. The School takes student safety very seriously. However and with all due respect to the student s family the school believes that the event is not portrayed accurately in the recent post particularly the suggestion that the School was irresponsible and lacked compassion for the family in the situation. We know this has been a very emotionally charged situation and we certainly want the family to know that the safety of all students has been and remains very important to us.

  • (1 year ago)

    The administration at this school is decidedly irresponsible and unapologetic. My nephew wandered away during class and the school blamed him for their inability to keep track of him at all times. If the student acted out and caused havoc I could understand a little resistance by the school to admit fault but not keeping tabs on a child with special needs is unforgivable especially when coupled with the fact that the school is taking no fault. Luckily after wandering in the woods for 5 miles my nephew was brought back to the school by strangers who were lucky enough to find him but this does not excuse the school's irresponsibility in this matter nor does it answer how they intend to address this kind of lapse on their part in the future. My advice to any parent or guardian wishing to enroll their child or children in this school DON'T.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great year for my 7yr old son last year. Already ahead a grade he exceeded in all areas (reading and math) and is way ahead of the curve heading into 3rd grade. My 4-5 year old plans to start Kindergarten there this year. Safe. Small school environment gets great attention for the kids! LOVE the Cub Scout program they have there. They go the extra mile to do extra curricular programs (Scouts Art Chess) with the kids. It helps to have those opportunities that they wouldn't get at public schools in the area...

  • (2 years ago)

    The Shelby School is run by a group focused on a husband and wife couple. This couple has unusual beliefs and practices including a professed belief that the woman is a trance medium. The group they lead is controversial justifiably so. Everything is strongly influenced by their beliefs and membership.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has very low standards and no discipline. The teachers are not qualified. I do not recommend it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I've only been going here this school year and already have a lot of friends. Our teacher Glenn has been giving me a lot of one on one attention which is exactly what I needed. Although the teenagers can be a little mean everyone can lighten up to them in a while. I love this school and it is so much better than RCMS i hope i can stay here until 10th grade

  • (5 years ago)

    This is without a doubt the greatest school in the greater Arizona area if not the entire country. It's not because it has a million different classrooms or has state of the art equipment or anything to fancy. But the teachers are probably the most amazing bunch of people in the whole world. They're all very intellectual caring and open minded. There are many rumors that go around Payson about this school and it's teachers but let me assure you now they are not true whatsoever. I love waking up and getting to go to beautiful little Tonto Village for school everyday. Anyone who isn't a small minded moron can easily see that the Shelby School is truly an amazing place. It's not just a school it's a family.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school was a real life saver. My son was being bullied his first year at Payson High and the classes were so big he never got any attention. The Shelby School has a very friendly setting and gave him all the attention he needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think this is the best place parents should put there kids in school. The teachers really reach out to them and my child comes home happy.

  • (8 years ago)

    My 13 year old daughter has attended the Shelby School for years. She's in the 8th grade. My older son graduated from this school and he went on to take his GED exam and received very high marks. Because the school is small it helps my daughter get the attention she needs. She has made alot of progress this year. Another thing I like about this school is that the teachers seem to care about the kid's personal lives. When I have visited the campus it is always such a great atmosphere with the teachers and students interacting with each other. The teachers actually listen to what the students have to say. I think it's a fantastic school. I would not even think of sending my children to any other school. In my opinion the state educational board should use schools like this as an example of how to teach/reach kids.

  • (10 years ago)

    I recently moved my family to the Shelby school area and my children have been there now 6 months. This school is the worst school I have ever seen! There is no academic programs and there is no supervision! The teachers at this school are not real school teachers and they are nothing but a serious joke! I am turning them all into the school board to ask how in the world they can teach like this! please keep your children out of this school!

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