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About Our School

John H. Bayne is a uniform comprehensive school located in Capitol Heights, Maryland, serving over 489 students in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. It is our vision to maintain high expectations for our students in an environment that is conducive to teaching and learning; while fostering positive mental, physical, social, and emotional growth. The master schedule facilitates the uninterrupted instructional focus in Reading and Mathematics.

In Math, students in grades K through 2 will continue to receive 60 minutes of uninterrupted Math in the AM and will receive the remaining 15 minutes in the PM. Grades 3 thru 5 receives 75 minutes of uninterrupted Mathematics instruction daily with the remaining minutes integrated into the master schedule.

In Reading, grades kindergarten thru 2 students will continue to receive 120 minutes of uninterrupted Reading instruction in the AM and will receive the remaining 15 minutes Reading block in the PM. Students in grades 3 thru 5 will receive 105 minutes of uninterrupted Reading instruction daily. Content reading strategies will be incorporated in the teaching of social studies during Reading/Language Arts block.

All parents will receive a Back to School newsletter indicating the school’s direction for the new school year. In addition, during the annual Back to School Night, a power point presentation will be shared with the parents indicating the school’s AYP status as well as the attendance rate. Parents will also receive information on what they can do to assist their children’s academic program at home.

School Philosophy Statement:

As educators, we believe all students have the right to a quality educational program that will develop them into being productive citizens in our community. We believe that students should have well-organized and structured academic program that will ensure our students reach their highest level of academic performance. It is our belief that the education of all students is not confined to the school alone. To become “Great by Choice” for every student, there must be full participation and collaboration between the school, community, parents, teachers, students, and administrators.

Vision Statement

John Bayne Elementary will be an exemplary school known for developing college and career preparedness through academic rigor and socio-emotional development in order for students to gain the skills, knowledge and stability required to achieve academic excellence.

Mission Statement

The mission of John Bayne Elementary is to ensure that teachers and students facilitate a positive collaborative learning environment that incorporates technology, arts integration, community engagement and creativity to produce life long learners.