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Interested in volunteering at one of our schools?  Please contact one of our Volunteer Coordinators below to learn how:

Payson Elementary School, Kelly Mercado –  (928) 472-5844 or (928) 474-5882, x2704

Julia Randall Elementary School, Shelley Hobson – or (928) 474-2353

Rim Country Middle School, Stacey Ernst – or (928) 472-5821

Payson High School, Julie Boldt –  (928) 474-2233, x 2040 or (928) 472-5847, x2477

Halli Kinnick was selected as the Gila County Teacher of the Year!  She will go on to compete for the same award at the state level.  Congratulations Halli!

In an effort to better the Payson Unified School District’s customer service, the Customer Service Advisory Council would like you to take a moment to take the survey below:

Visit the District Office at 902 W. Main Street in the historic Julia Randall Rock Building

Payson Unified School District offers superior curriculum, highly qualified teachers, professional support services and the intangible benefits of smaller schools and small-town life. We encourage parents, citizens, business leaders, government officials and prospective new residents to visit our dynamic schools to discover what we are doing to educate students to be well prepared for the global economy of the 21st century.

Our Vision

Every student prepared to be a productive citizen

Our Mission

Develop confident, successful and responsible citizens by providing quality education and training in a safe and supportive environment.

A Special Word to Educators

If you are an educator thinking about relocating or starting a teaching career, consider Payson, Arizona. Payson is a full-service community just an hour away from the unlimited amenities and specialized services of the rapidly-growing Valley of the Sun: Phoenix, Arizona.

Three state universities, a local community college and the Gila County Education office allow teachers to readily continue their own professional development.

Outdoor recreation abounds in the surrounding Tonto, Coconino and Apache Sitgreaves National Forests-fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, boating, mountain biking. Why travel for hours on busy weekends to enjoy the clean air and mild, four-seasons climate that are right outside your door in Payson?

Contact us to see how you can further your professional practice in an environment conducive to raising a family, preparing for retirement or starting a second career.

Ron Hitchcock


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Virtual Learning Comes to Payson Payson Schools is proud to announce the opening of Payson Virtual Academy, an online school for students in grades 7-12

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