Payne Elementary School

Payne Elementary School

DCPS School
1445 C St. SE 202-698-3262

8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

Before and after care available

7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Contact school for details.

Payne Elementary School

Payne Elementary School is where genius lives! We grow self-efficacy and school pride by acknowledging each students innate ability to learn and by cultivating individual genius. Each member of the Payne community is committed to ensuring growth and intellectual development through rigorous study in a nurturing and engaging learning community.

Interscholastic Sports

Academic Power Hour, Catalyst School, Tools of the Mind Curriculum

This school offers Early Action guaranteed PK3 and PK4. Learn more HERE.

• We are very prideful about being a school that is dedicated to service
• Our students maintain a garden for the school, collect goods for those less fortunate, and assist with cleaning the school
• We have a very robust robotics club that competes nationally


Student Proficiency Levels

  • 19%
  • 23%
  • 33%
  • 24%
  • 2%

Student Proficiency Levels

  • 17%
  • 28%
  • 40%
  • 15%
  • 1%
  • Did not yet meet expectations

  • Partially met expectations

  • Approached expectations

  • Met expectations

  • Exceeded expectations

  • 75.7%  Black, non-Hispanic
  • 4.3%  Hispanic / Latino
  • 16.0%  White non-Hispanic
  • 4.0%  Multiracial
Federal and District law require equal access to services for students with special education needs and English Language Learners. For additional information, please contact the Office of the State Superintendent of Education at (202) 727-6436 or at

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1445 C St. SE

Ward 6

Ward 6
30N, 30S, 32, 34, 36, 39, 96, 97, B2, M6, V1, V4, DCCirculator