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About This School

Payson High School is a public high school in Payson. 650 students go to Payson High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; American Indian/Alaskan Native; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 2% of the Payson High School students have "limited English proficiency." 46% of the 650 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Payson High School is 21:1. Navit - Payson High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 83% 81%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 10% 14%
Asian 0.8% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.5% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 47%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

  • (9 years ago)

    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.

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