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3750 Gleason Avenue
San Jose, CA 95130

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(408) 874-3700
(408) 241-4932
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November 22, 2015
The teachers at Payne are wonderful. I have been impressed each year with their compassion and level of commitment to each child.

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November 22, 2015
I am very grateful for Mrs.Flanagan my son's kindergarten teacher. She is warm, caring and an amazingly charismatic teacher. I am impressed with her patience and compassion every day. I cannot imagine a better teacher for my child. Payne is very lucky to have her.

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June 08, 2014
This is an awesome school, parent participation is definitely a plus here. Teachers are very involved as well.

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September 05, 2013
Payne is a wonderful school full of terrific teachers and caring faculty. Our kids are receiving a top notch education and we are so happy to be part of the community at Payne.

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October 12, 2012
Congratulation! Payners ! As a big school, keep improving from every aspects! API reports was out yesterday, Payne got 895! great move! Go, Panthers! 900 is almost there! Go- Go- Go!

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June 11, 2012
The teaching staff is the best of the best!!! I would recomend it to all.

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November 08, 2011
My child loves Payne.Teachers are wonderful.Very parent inclusive. my only bone is the office staff that often give parents the curt brushoff when parents are checking in{safety protocol they SHOULD be paying attn.to}I had spoken to other parents about this & found its rather common.Ive been friendly & polite only to have the impatient smile & a wave of the hand from the one who sits closest to the office door.My apologies if your lunch was more important than my child's safety...

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April 27, 2010
Payne has a great legacy. My grandmother taught there for 31 years (she wrote the school song) and my mother has been teaching there for 15. The teaching staff is the best of the best and they keep old traditions and make new ones as the years pass. Payne brings back fond memories for me, and I'm glad to see children still making memories and learning to the fullest at this great school

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May 27, 2008
Payne Elementary is a wonderful school. Great staff and faculty. The Principle, Nancy Cisler, is exceptional. She truly cares about all of her 'children' and the devoted faculty and staff. Parent/teacher communication is very good at this school. I feel my children lucky to attend such a great school.

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December 13, 2007
I have sent two of my children to Payne and would recomend it to all. The teachers are wonderful. the principal is very caring and she manages to know almost every student in the school. My daughter loves her Payne Panthers.

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July 08, 2007
I have sent three of my children to Payne. This public school is far better than one can expect if they consider the slim resources provided by Moreland School District. Payne's API scores are always superior and Payne has a lot of ethnic diversity. This is a great school, I guarantee that you will be proud of Payne if your kid attends it.

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March 28, 2007
Me and my husband loved this school.The teachers are kind and compassionate. The principal & staff are very supportive.In my sons 5th grade the teachers are very involved with children and keep good contact with us. Traffic is not bad either. I like the location.

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April 27, 2006
Really enjoyed this school. My children enjoyed their teachers. I was especially fond of Mrs. Chamberlain (1st grade). The parents at this school are pretty involved. The traffic getting in and out each day is not to bad compared to other schools we've been too. All around I give this school a B+.

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January 15, 2006
A very nice school. Teachers are caring and interested in your child. Parents are very involved at this school. The course work is challenging, especially in the 4th grade. The after school program is OK from what we've heard since it's a new program this year. The previous program was not very good from our experience. The students are well behaved for the most part. Facilites are very good.

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September 28, 2005
We loved this school.The teachers are amazing. The principal & staff equally spectacular.In my daughters 2nd wk of 4th grade,she came home and noted that the children were all so kind and compassionate. As I helped out around campus,I to saw this sweet spirit.The school has a handicap program on campus, students are sent as helpers to these classrooms. In talking with students around the school I realized that the helpful, compassionate tone was due to these students being involved and watchful of the handicap students.They were like big brothers/sisters to these students and it spilled over onto the playground and in the classroom. There is an active Home and School Club, a great after school tennis program and a budding Art Docent program. I can only think of one complaint-Right before school gets out a bus of middle school students gets dropped off. On occasion they got rowdy.

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August 31, 2005
Payne Elementary has greatly improved, 2002 - 2004/5. The most recent STAR test scores place Payne far above all other schools in this district. The one major problem affecting students is the constant water-cooler politics condoned by the district.

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September 01, 2004
Its a great school with wonderful teachers. A good environment and a diverse community.

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May 05, 2004
George C. Payne Elementary school offers an excellent education with fantastic staff and facilities. The teachers are dedicated, energetic, and very capable. The facilities have been all remodeled in 2001. It is a great K-5 learning institution with an involved parent base. Their scores continue to improve and if this is your neighborhood school, consider yourself very lucky. The budget issue has been a problem for all schools, and Payne has had to take it's hits, but continues to perform in spite of the funding issues. They do take outside transfer students.

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November 05, 2003
The parent that commented in June/03 on Payne's teachers not being committed to their students nor the school worried more about finances than students, threw me. There were many in the district that were laid off because of budget cuts. Payne has been a superior school with superior teachers and exceptional parent involvement. I'm thankful my grandkids are here!

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June 21, 2003
The teachers are not committed to providing extra support for the kids past school hours. Payne does not have extracurricular activities for the kids after school, i.e., music, arts, basketball, etc. My experience with the school is that they are more concerned with the finances, then about the children and their needs.

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George C. Payne Elementary School
3750 Gleason Avenue, San Jose, CA  95130
(408) 874-3700
Last modified George C. Payne Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George C. Payne Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top