Beulah Payne TK-6 Elementary School

Focused on Arts and Technology

School Overview

Beulah Payne Elementary School was the first California Distinguished School in the Inglewood Unified School District, founded in 1997. Ever since then, Payne has continued to carry on the tradition of high academic achievement for all students.

In the spring of 2009, Payne was also honored with a Title I Academic Achievement. This prestigious award was only given out to 200 schools throughout the entire state. The Title I Academic Achievement Program recognizes schools that are demonstrating success in ensuring that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California’s academic content standards.

Beulah Payne Elementary School is strongly focused on the arts and technology, and we are also highly committed to academic excellence and the social well being of every child.

We hold high expectations of ourselves as teaching professionals and of students as learners. We believe all children at Payne Elementary can learn to their full potential.

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Newsletter June 2017

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Right Track Programs

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Events For June

Meet the Beulah Payne Team

Sylvia Branch

Interim Principal

Linnea Kimmey

Office Manager

Our Focus

Arts and technology is our focus. We believe that starting off student with knowledge in these topics early in their education will greatly benefit them in the future. It’s our job to create enthusiastic learners, and having a focus on arts and technology fully supports that objective.

At Payne School, we seek to build strong partnerships with parents and the community.

We are very fortunate to have such an experienced and motivating leader in our very own principal, Ms. Sylvia Branch. She has been very involved in giving our school a very clear focus over the years. Ms. Branch’s vision for Payne Elementary is to develop the whole child through a rigorous and engaging curriculum.

During her time here she has brought many resources and partnerships to further this goal. As a teacher and administrator she believes she is fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and grow daily.

Ms. Branch aspires to instill a love of learning in both children, their parents and teachers as she shares with them her passion.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" -Nelson Mandela

School Highlights

Our school motto is “Teach and Learn Every day,” which our staff and students bring to life each and every day!

Some highlights that our students look forward to each year include:

  • Sharefest workday
  • Our jog-a-thon
  • The Spring Dance and Easter Egg Hunt
  • Excursion programs for fifth and sixth grades
  • Read Across America week
  • Our quarterly themed student performances
  • Our fall festival
We provide exposure to arts and music through our after school partnership with LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and our partnership with the Music Center through The Blue Ribbon Festival.

We also provide monthly Parent University classes covering topics such as the use of technology at home. We focus on the whole child and encourage our college bound scholars to make and reflect on goals for themselves. Our belief is that students learn more when parents are involved in their education and school.

Payne parents support children in many ways, from volunteering in classrooms to serving on Payne’s many committees, including the Parent Teacher Association (PTA), English Language Advisory Council and School Site Council.