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Excellence in education for every child at every level by focusing on quality instruction, managing systems efficiently, and sustaining a culture of excellence 


Every student will graduate ready to achieve excellence in higher education and the global workforce 

Board Survey

The Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners is releasing seven revised priority areas and vision and mission statements for Baltimore City Public Schools. Share your opinions, expertise, and experiences with Baltimore City Public Schools.

Your responses will be used to help the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners determine how to best implement steps and action items that focus on meeting the holistic needs of students, staff, families, and other stakeholders/partners within Baltimore City Public Schools. We are interested in learning whether you believe the proposed mission and vision statements and proposed priority areas make sense, are clear, and are understandable.

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  • All students will achieve high standards and annual growth that lead them to graduate, prepared to be independent, creative, contributing members of society.  
  • All students will benefit from transformational leadership at all levels of the organization that ensures the success of district initiatives and sustains a culture of excellence that leads to academic success.   
  • All students will learn in environments that embody a culture and climate of excellence, mutual respect and safety.    
  • All students will benefit from increased family and community engagement that builds resources and opportunities for student success.    
  • All students will benefit from predictable, reliable, transparent management processes and systems that build internal and external trust and contribute positively to school outcomes.
  • All students will benefit from great schools that meet the needs of students and communities.    
  • City Schools will have quality curricula and instruction that provide rigor, engage students, raise the bar and deliver targeted interventions to increase learning.
  • City Schools will create an environment where staff find meaning and feel supported in the pursuit of improved student achievement, and will excel in recruiting, developing and retaining highly effective staff at all levels.
  • City Schools will have a respectful culture and climate and a collaborative environment that supports student achievement, with high-quality, modernized facilities that show respect for staff and students.
  • City Schools and all schools will partner with families, communities, and the public and private sectors to foster shared ownership of schools and to collectively create opportunities for student success, and will more deeply engage parents in their students' learning.
  • City Schools will be good stewards of the district resources and provide excellent customer service through innovative, integrated, responsive management practices.
  • City Schools will increase the portfolio of great schools of all types at all levels and in all areas of the city, providing all families attractive options, bolstering public confidence and strengthening the contribution of public schools to the city's success.
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