the best teacher. incredible music director. amazing friend, always supportive of everyone. made my band experience the best it could be. so sad that he retired, though. wish him the best.
jim paynton is the best teacher i've ever had, and is a close personal friend to me 29 years since i've graduated from jfk.
He is literally the best teacher I have ever had. People said he is uptight, but a good teacher must be in some situations in order to keep the class from getting out of hand. He always comes through with many funny jokes along the way. Keep it up!
He can be a jerk... he's helpful sometimes but uptight and annoying too
Mr. Paynton (whose name is spelled incorrectly on this page) is an insanely dedicated and talented man; he'll go to the ends of the Earth for any one of us. We love him dearly.
He is the best teacher there, he is just one of the most helpful and funnest when we go on band trips and such. Pluss he bounces the bus at Highline :)
Mr P is a great guy his jokes are really wierd but he always comes through for us
mr. paynton was one of the kewlest math teachers i have ever had!!! i love his jokes!!!
he is the best band directer. led us to 1st place in wenatchee parade this year