Payson Elementary School
Number of students: 452
Average number of students per classroom: K-5 21; Title I 11 Multiple-age, handicapped, special education 15.
School's student capacity: 480
District boundaries: North of Highway 260 and east of Highway 87, but including Payson Ranchos
Campus profile (number of classrooms and other areas): 21
Number of teachers: 24, including physical education, library and music teachers.
Teacher recognition: Mrs. Doyle 1998 Arizona Science Teacher of the Year.
Advanced placement and accelerated classes: PUSD gifted program
Special needs classes: Two learning disabled, multiple handicapped
Special programs: DARE, Panther Park
Academic honors: Exemplary School 1998-99
TOP 10 REASONS FOR ATTENDING PES
At Payson Elementary School we believe that right personal relationships and right attitudes will do more for education than all the gadgets, kits, test workbooks, imposed discipline and rules in the world.
1. We really do believe the introduction
2. It's clean.
3. Not only do we believe it - we practice it.
People at our site bend over backwards to help
each other, and fill in for each other whether or
not it is in their regular job description.
4. Our entire staff cafeteria workers, teachers,
classroom aides, workroom aides and office
personnel consider themselves "on duty" at
all times and are very attentive to detail.
5. It's spotless.
6. We believe that self-esteem comes from
competency; competency comes from
practicing correctly; practicing correctly comes
from careful systematic instruction and holding
7. Your children will know their multiplication
and division math facts backward and for-
ward by the time they leave Guaranteed!
This is the gateway to many other math
8. Our custodians and maintenance staff take
great pride in their work each night so that
children and teachers have a safe, clean
environment every day.
9. Panthers can outrun bulldogs and wolves any
day. Plus they can climb trees (Check your
encyclopedia to verify this.)
10. We believe in hard work but lots of fun!