Mission Statement

Mission & Vision

The John Wayne Elementary School is devoted to providing a safe and nurturing environment to encourage meaningful learning. Through a collaborative 

effort, the “team at Public School 380” -- parents, staff and administrators - 

is committed to the vision that each and every student can and will meet

the highest standards of educational excellence. The students of P.S. 380 shall be successful, lifelong learners prepared for the future. They will be empowered to strive for excellence, to love learning, and to maximize their potential by:

  • Being provided with a safe and orderly environment in which everyone is respected and encouraged to strive to do his/her very best.

  • Being taught a multitude of academic and social skills that will enable them to become productive and valuable members of our society.

  • Fostering a strong home/school partnership, thereby enhancing student achievement.


  • Providing a challenging curriculum t ensure a quality education for all students.


  • Addressing the individual needs of all students through 

      differentiated instruction - remedial and enrichment.

  • Incorporating the arts into the daily educational program, thus encouraging cultural awareness, diversity and creativity.

  • Extending the use of technology in our daily instructional program to better prepare our students for a technologically advanced society.


  • Promoting students who are bilingual, biliterate and bicultural through our dual language program.