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Payson Unified District


Payson Unified District is located close to the center of Arizona. Payson Unified District has 525.40 square miles of land area and 0.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Payson Unified District population is 21,510. Payson Unified District median household income is $40,729 in 2010-2014. Payson Unified District median house value is $185,900 in 2010-2014. On average, Payson Unified District is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (33 out of 101, top 33%)
Elementary/Middle School: (49 out of 167, top 29%)*
Rank: #89
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:6
Population21,510 (2010-2014), rank #73
Population Growth4.68% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:40.93/sq mi, rank #91
Median Household Income:$40,729 at 2010-2014—-0.78% increase since 2005-2009, rank #114
Median House Price:$185,900 at 2010-2014—-10.88% increase since 2005-2009, rank #41
Time Zone:Mountain GMT -7:00
Land Area:525.40 sq mi, rank #68
Water Area:0.12 sq mi (0.02%), rank #123
County:Gila County
City:Payson, Jakes Corner, Gisela, Deer Creek, Whispering Pines, Washington Park, Tonto Village, Star Valley, Rye, Round Valley, Oxbow Estates, Mesa Del Caballo, Mead Ranch, Kohls Ranch, Hunter Creek, Geronimo Estates, Freedom Acres, Flowing Springs, East Verde Estates, Christopher Creek, Beaver Valley, Bear Flat
Area:Payson, AZ
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Payson Unified District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

902 West Main St
Payson AZ, 85541, Gila County
Phone: 928-474-2070

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:2,3912,3042,3992,4742,5812,6182,743
English Language Learner Students:71526363688386
Total Teachers:120.70125.10133.50146.30154.80154.70163.80
Total Other Staff:148.46155.27123.70131.66138.49136.20140.30
Instructional Aides:45.6155.2450.7753.6756.3056.6058.60
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:NANANANANANANA
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:13.0013.
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:7.0012.004.505.694.694.703.70
Student Support Services:24.2522.8611.8614.2612.7613.6015.10
Other Support Services:43.6038.1737.5740.0439.7436.3038.10
Student-Teacher Ratio:19.8118.4217.9716.9116.6716.9216.75


Julia Randall Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 5   902 West Main, Payson AZ 85541
Payson Center For Success High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   514 West Wade Ln, Payson AZ 85541
Payson Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 2   500 East Rancho Rd, Payson AZ 85541
Payson High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   301 South Mclane, Payson AZ 85541
Payson Virtual Academy Grade 7 to Grade 12   902 West Main St, Payson AZ 85541
Rim Country Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   304 South Meadow, Payson AZ 85541

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2009Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score704707
2010Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score496499
2011Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score496.25501.09
2012Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score492496
2013Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score502496
2009Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score711707
2010Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score725710
2011Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score716.58711.72
2012Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score713707
2013Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score720707
2009Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score451476
2010Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score459479
2011Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score475.62485.06
2012Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score462480
2013Science10th GradeMean Scaled Score483478
2009Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score700696
2010Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score712702
2011Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score499.64499.58
2012Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score500501
2013Writing10th GradeMean Scaled Score502504
2009Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score460451
2010Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score374365
2011Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score375.82370.95
2012Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score354369
2013Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score370369
2009Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score461459
2010Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score464460
2011Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score465.48461.52
2012Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score444458
2013Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score461459
2013Science3rd GradeMean Scaled Score477424
2009Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score499487
2010Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score387379
2011Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score396.16385.58
2012Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score378383
2013Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score378381
2009Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score491477
2010Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score490480
2011Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score489.81484.14
2012Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score480477
2013Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score481478
2009Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score517508
2010Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score524513
2011Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score535.95519.5
2012Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score523513
2013Science4th GradeMean Scaled Score516507
2012Writing4th GradeMean Scaled Score444462
2009Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score527508
2010Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score397392
2011Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score401.98397.21
2012Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score395394
2013Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score382393
2009Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score511496
2010Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score507496
2011Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score505.81502.04
2012Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score501498
2013Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score497499
2012Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score0341
2009Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score533523
2010Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score533529
2011Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score505.2499.13
2012Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score506501
2013Writing5th GradeMean Scaled Score503501
2009Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score535525
2010Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score412407
2011Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score404.18412.64
2012Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score393410
2013Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score414410
2009Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score512501
2010Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score520508
2011Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score514.42515.19
2012Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score502510
2013Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score512510
2009Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score536537
2010Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score541543
2011Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score500.18499.17
2012Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score487501
2013Writing6th GradeMean Scaled Score493499
2009Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score544553
2010Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score421422
2011Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score417.31425.78
2012Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score416426
2013Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score418427
2009Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score516517
2010Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score527524
2011Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score531.14531.49
2012Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score524530
2013Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score531532
2009Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score531541
2010Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score542543
2011Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score497.55499.23
2012Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score491500
2013Writing7th GradeMean Scaled Score493496
2009Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score558560
2010Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score423434
2011Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score429.72434.79
2012Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score418434
2013Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score438434
2009Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score532527
2010Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score522529
2011Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score526.29527.07
2012Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score512521
2013Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score525520
2009Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score516506
2010Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score513510
2011Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score534.88515.66
2012Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score516513
2013Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score518511

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$24,531,000$10,226 $21,531,000$8,703 $20,754,000$8,041 
Total Expenditures:$21,032,000$8,767 $20,431,000$8,258 $24,203,000$9,377 
Total Current Expenditures:$18,382,000$7,662 $19,202,000$7,762 $19,671,000$7,621 
Instructional Expenditures:$9,658,000$4,02652.5%$10,407,000$4,20754.2%$10,823,000$4,19355.0%
Student and Staff Support:$2,972,000$1,23916.2%$2,886,000$1,16715.0%$3,033,000$1,17515.4%
Operations, Food, Other:$4,043,000$1,68522.0%$4,164,000$1,68321.7%$4,053,000$1,57020.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$110,000$46 $1,081,000$437 $4,184,000$1,621 
Construction:$22,000$9 $666,000$269 $3,570,000$1,383 
Total Other:$38,000$16 $31,000$13 $27,000$10 
Interest on Debt:$2,502,000$1,043 $117,000$47 $321,000$124 
Total Salary:$11,352,000$4,732 $12,314,000$4,977 $12,735,000$4,934 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$7,004,000$2,92061.7%$7,992,000$3,23064.9%$8,078,000$3,13063.4%
Other Salary:$4,348,000$1,81238.3%$4,322,000$1,74735.1%$4,657,000$1,80436.6%
Total Benefit:$3,177,000$1,324 $2,989,000$1,208 $3,256,000$1,262 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,996,000$83262.8%$1,873,000$75762.7%$2,146,000$83165.9%
Other Benefit:$1,181,000$49237.2%$1,116,000$45137.3%$1,110,000$43034.1%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:59.2%64.7%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:40.8%35.3%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:10.0 years11.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:45.2%35.3%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:15.9%19.3%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:21.7%27.3%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:14.6%16.0%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:2.5%2.0%
Mean Base Salary:$43,951.0$41,593.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$37,769.0$35,117.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$43,760.0$39,241.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$46,664.0$44,019.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$56,336.0$52,879.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$60,587.0$55,273.0

* Payson Unified District was rated 4 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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