Payson High

Public 6-12

 1050 S Main
       Payson, UT  84651


(801) 465-6025

District: Nebo District

SchoolDigger Rank:
109th of 131 Utah High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,484 Help

Feeder schools for Payson High:

Elementary:    Goshen School
    Orchard Hills School
    Park View School
    Santaquin School
    More...
Middle:    Payson Junior High

Student/teacher ratio:  22.2
Number of students:  1,565

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.9%
Hispanic:
16.1%
Two or more races:
1.9%
more

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  18.8%

 See top rated Utah high schools

 Compare Payson High to nearby high schools!




Performance Trends
Help
Compare Details Payson High ranks worse than 83.2% of high schools in Utah. It also ranks last among 5 ranked high schools in the Nebo District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.54. (See more...)
Student Body
Help
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.9%), Hispanic (16.1%), two or more races (1.9%). (See more...)
Help
Compare Details 18.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Nebo District. (See more...)
Teachers
Help
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Payson High is 22.2, which is the 2nd best among 5 high schools in the Nebo District. (See more...)
Help
Compare Payson High employs 70.2 full-time teachers.
Finance
Help
Compare Details The average total spent per student at Payson High is $8,484, which is the highest among 5 high schools in the Nebo District!
Map and boundary of Payson High


School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Payson High:

SchoolDigger ranks Payson High 109th of 131 Utah public high schools. (See Payson High in the ranking list.)

Nebo District:

SchoolDigger ranks Nebo District 48th of 92 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


What do you think?

Your rating for Payson High?

Rank History for Payson High

Help
Compare
Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 42.58 95th 142 33.1%
2009 32.65 111th 148 25.0%
2010 35.67 108th 153 29.4%
2011 35.09 114th 164 30.5%
2012 39.67 110th 166 33.7%
2013 36.44 119th 167 28.7%
2014 18.22 100th 120 16.7%
2015 20.29 108th 131 17.6%
2016 11.75 116th 129 10.1%
2017 12.20 116th 125 7.2%
2018 22.89 98th 123 20.3%
2019 18.65 118th 136 13.2%
2021 17.53 115th 129 10.9%
2022 22.54 109th 131 16.8%

Data source: test scores: Utah State Board of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Payson High Test Scores
Tests: 
  
Grades: 
  
Years: 
  
Group by: 
District Scores:
State Scores:    
  
Subgroup: 



Data source: Utah State Board of Education

We're sorry, but no reviews have been submitted for Payson High.

If you have first-hand knowledge about Payson High, submit a rating!



No reviews have been submitted!


Enrollment information for Payson High

Help
Compare
Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 931 0 1 23 10 n/a n/a 0 965
1989 930 0 1 18 6 n/a n/a 0 955
1990 957 0 0 23 4 n/a n/a 0 984
1991 986 0 0 24 4 n/a n/a 0 1014
1992 1036 0 4 31 6 n/a n/a 0 1077
1993 1138 0 4 39 3 n/a n/a 0 1184
1994 1137 0 3 46 2 n/a n/a 0 1188
1995 1289 1 3 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1322
1996 1289 1 3 28 1 n/a n/a 0 1322
1997 1323 0 8 57 2 n/a n/a 0 1390
1998 1273 1 6 59 1 n/a n/a 0 1340
1999 1274 1 5 53 1 n/a n/a 0 1334
2000 1247 1 5 54 4 n/a n/a 0 1311
2001 1230 1 4 59 5 n/a n/a 0 1299
2002 1287 1 12 73 2 n/a n/a 0 1375
2003 1287 1 12 73 2 n/a n/a 0 1375
2004 1351 1 11 90 5 n/a n/a 0 1458
2005 1392 1 15 101 12 n/a n/a 0 1521
2006 1355 3 11 129 23 n/a n/a 0 1521
2007 1356 4 23 124 21 n/a n/a 0 1528
2008 1399 7 26 181 20 n/a n/a 0 1633
2009 908 6 9 144 8 n/a n/a 1 1076
2010 879 5 5 146 13 n/a n/a 20 1068
2011 866 6 2 140 8 3 5 0 1030
2012 944 3 3 151 6 6 7 0 1120
2013 969 2 5 144 6 3 9 0 1138
2014 1023 3 0 160 10 3 16 0 1215
2015 1032 5 2 178 9 4 20 0 1250
2016 1080 8 2 199 4 8 17 0 1318
2017 1126 10 4 219 4 6 14 0 1383
2018 1121 11 5 234 4 4 15 0 1394
2019 1163 9 7 224 5 4 18 0 1430
2020 1185 13 4 226 1 3 26 0 1458
2021 1277 12 2 277 3 3 29 0 1603
2022 1266 12 2 252 2 1 30 0 1565

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Payson High

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 965 48.3 19.9 n/a
1989 955 48.5 19.6 n/a
1990 984 49.8 19.7 12.4
1991 1014 48.3 20.9 13
1992 1077 48.5 22.2 15.4
1993 1184 48.5 24.4 17.1
1994 1188 49.9 23.8 17.3
1995 1322 61.7 21.4 15.6
1996 1322 61.7 21.4 15.6
1997 1390 63.0 22.1 14.6
1998 1340 60.5 22.1 14.2
1999 1334 61.8 21.6 22
2000 1311 63.1 20.8 21.7
2001 1299 54.6 23.8 21.1
2002 1375 55.6 24.7 22.3
2003 1375 55.6 24.7 22.3
2004 1458 59.9 24.3 25.9
2005 1521 63.7 23.9 25.4
2006 1521 73.0 20.8 27.7
2007 1528 58.5 26.1 0.3
2008 1633 67.6 24.2 n/a
2009 1076 90.4 19.7 30
2010 1068 47.5 22.4 48.7
2011 1030 44.8 22.9 40.7
2012 1120 50.3 22.2 79
2013 1138 48.9 23.2 91.8
2014 1215 53.1 22.8 42.6
2015 1250 n/a n/a 39.1
2016 1318 n/a n/a 35.4
2017 1383 53.1 26.0 36.1
2018 1394 n/a n/a 23.9
2019 1430 65.8 21.7 28.1
2020 1458 66.9 21.7 27.2
2021 1603 n/a n/a 24.3
2022 1565 70.2 22.2 18.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Payson High

Help
Compare
Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 965 48.3 19.9 n/a
1989 955 48.5 19.6 n/a
1990 984 49.8 19.7 12.4
1991 1014 48.3 20.9 13
1992 1077 48.5 22.2 15.4
1993 1184 48.5 24.4 17.1
1994 1188 49.9 23.8 17.3
1995 1322 61.7 21.4 15.6
1996 1322 61.7 21.4 15.6
1997 1390 63.0 22.1 14.6
1998 1340 60.5 22.1 14.2
1999 1334 61.8 21.6 22
2000 1311 63.1 20.8 21.7
2001 1299 54.6 23.8 21.1
2002 1375 55.6 24.7 22.3
2003 1375 55.6 24.7 22.3
2004 1458 59.9 24.3 25.9
2005 1521 63.7 23.9 25.4
2006 1521 73.0 20.8 27.7
2007 1528 58.5 26.1 0.3
2008 1633 67.6 24.2 n/a
2009 1076 90.4 19.7 30
2010 1068 47.5 22.4 48.7
2011 1030 44.8 22.9 40.7
2012 1120 50.3 22.2 79
2013 1138 48.9 23.2 91.8
2014 1215 53.1 22.8 42.6
2015 1250 n/a n/a 39.1
2016 1318 n/a n/a 35.4
2017 1383 53.1 26.0 36.1
2018 1394 n/a n/a 23.9
2019 1430 65.8 21.7 28.1
2020 1458 66.9 21.7 27.2
2021 1603 n/a n/a 24.3
2022 1565 70.2 22.2 18.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Payson High

Help

YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $386 (4.5%) $8,098 (95.5%) $8,484

Data source: Utah Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Payson High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 118th of 136 High schoolsRanks 109th of 131 High schools
 3.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
10th Grade English Language Arts (Payson High)39.834.5
 5.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Nebo District)49.643.3
 6.3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)49.545
 4.5%
10th Grade Mathematics (Payson High)20.616.6
 4%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Nebo District)38.529.9
 8.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Utah)36.328
 8.3%
10th Grade Science (Payson High)21.425.4
 4%
   10th Grade Science (Nebo District)31.432.9
 1.5%
   10th Grade Science (Utah)3330.3
 2.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students14301603
 12.1%
African American912
 33.3%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian72
 71.4%
Hispanic224277
 23.7%
Pacific Islander43
 25%
White11631277
 9.8%
Two or More Races1829
 61.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients28.1%24.3%
 3.8%




Frequently Asked Questions about Payson High

Students at Payson High are 81% White, 16% Hispanic, 2% Two or more races.

Payson High ranks in the bottom 16.8% of Utah high schools.

In the 2021-22 school year, 1,565 students attended Payson High.

Payson High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Goshen School
Elementary : Orchard Hills School
Elementary : Park View School
Elementary : Santaquin School
Elementary : Spring Lake School
Elementary : Wilson School
Middle : Payson Junior High


Rate Payson High!



Sign up for updates!

Be the first to know when there is an update for Payson High!




SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Utah State Board of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





Diagnostics