Our Mission Statement
Excellence in Teaching and Learning for All
P Payne Staff provides a standards-based, enriched curriculum to all students.
A Analysis of assessment data drives instruction and determines the need for intervention or enrichment.
N Networking of the staff and community keeps education a priority in our neighborhood.
T Teachers collaborate regularly on shared educational goals, in a non-judgmental, supportive and respectful manner.
H Honorable behavior is expected from all members of our school community.
E Excellence in education is our purpose.
R Research is used to ensure that best practices in instruction and assessment are the norm.
S Staff and parents are responsible for all students learning.
Payne School Vision Statement
Curriculum: An exemplary school provides a challenging and well-balanced curriculum. The standards based curriculum includes a core that specifies the knowledge and skills that all students are to attain.
Leadership: An exemplary school has effective leaders. Leaders who establish, emphasize, and communicate a commitment to a shared vision of excellence for all.
Staff: An exemplary school operates effectively with a group of exceptional educators who are committed to advancing the school's vision and values.
Community Relations (Support): An exemplary school creates an effective relationship with its community (parents, residents, businesses). The community provides the school with support that is essential for its continuous improvement.
Students: The effectiveness of any school is measured by students' conduct, character, and achievement.
Climate: An exemplary school is one where all are welcomed and valued, with all members of the community sharing a sense of school and personal pride.