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Payne Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 245 students

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Posted December 7, 2009

Great school on capital hill, wonderful principal ms.V.Scott with a great staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2013.

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30%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2013.

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22%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
23%

2010

 
 
31%
Writing

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 44% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 35% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
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Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Students30%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Students30%
Black, non-Hispanic30%
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Writing

All Students33%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White, non-Hispanicn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Disabledn/a
Limited or not English proficientn/a

Science

All Students38%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington, D.C. used the District of Columbia Comprehensive Assessment System (DC-CAS) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8 and 10, science in grades 5, 8, and 10, and composition in grades 4, 7, and 10. The DC-CAS is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the District of Columbia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

In 2012-2013, this school was designated "Focus".

About the tests


The DC school classification system includes multiple measures to evaluate performance and student growth. The possible classifications, from highest to lowest, are Reward, Rising, Developing, Focus and Priority. These measures include the DC CAS, annual growth, graduation rates, attendance rates and participation rates. Under the system, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), each school is given a School Index Score based on the performance of its students. Schools receive different levels of support, resources, flexibility and monitoring based on their classification.

Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education

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1 This rating is based on 2012-13 DC CAS results from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in math and reading from the DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE).

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 89% 1%
Hispanic 4% N/A
Two or more races N/A 57%
White N/A 1%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62%N/AN/A
Special education 14%N/A13%
English learners 0%N/A7%
Source: Office of the State Superintendent of Education, 2011-2012

Attendance

  This school District averageState average
All Students 92%N/AN/A
Black, not Hispanic 92%N/AN/A
Economically disadvantaged 92%N/AN/A
Students with disabilities 92%N/AN/A
Source: DCPS, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Step team

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • None offered at this time.
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
Clubs
  • Step team
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:45am
School end time
  • 3:15pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Vielka Scott-Marcus
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
  • 4 years old
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (202) 698-3263

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None offered at this time.
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • 96, 97 (Capitol Heights Station - McLean Gardens/Union Station), B2 (Anacostia - Mount Rainier), D6 (Sibley Hospital), 32, 34, 36 (Archives/Frienship Heights - Southern Ave/Naylor Rd), V7 (Deanwood), 70 (Silver Spring Station)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Amvets Auxiliary Post #8
  • US Department of Transportation
  • Arthur Ashe Tennis Foundation
  • US Green Building Council
  • Harris Teeter Inc.
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • flag football

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Dance club
  • Step team
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
School colors
  • Navy Blue & White
School mascot
  • Wildcat
More from this school
  • Our World Cultures program allows students to immerse themselves into the specific entities of various cultures at each grade level.
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Planning Ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Eliot-Hine Middle School
Stuart-Hobson Middle School
Friendship Edison Charter School
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1445 C St. SE
Washington, DC 20003
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