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Board of School Commissioners

Vision

City Schools are safe learning environments where students receive a diverse and inclusive education that equips them for success.

Mission

City Schools’ mission is to provide a quality education that focuses on the total development of each child equipping all students with the life skills and academic foundation needed to contribute to our changing society.

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Strategic Priorities

PRIORITY I

City Schools will ensure effective, relevant, and rigorous instruction is designed to engage and
prepare students to be independent, creative, and compassionate leaders.

PRIORITY II

City Schools will actively recruit, retain, and support qualified educators, administrators, and
staff who are prepared to accelerate the personal growth and academic excellence of each
student.

PRIORITY III

City Schools will have high-quality, modernized facilities and resources that support the success
of students, educators, administrators, and staff.

PRIORITY IV

City Schools will effectively engage all stakeholders which include parents, families, and
caregivers in their child’s education and community partners who can contribute to the student’s
success.

PRIORITY V

City Schools will provide equal access to district services, resources, and facilities to ensure the success of students, staff, and the surrounding community.

PRIORITY VI

City Schools will increase the number of educational programming of all types and levels
throughout the city, while ensuring that all schools, including charters, guarantee a high-quality
educational experience.

PRIORITY VII

City Schools will continuously work toward equity at all levels by implementing policies,
practices, and procedures that create a welcoming and inclusive academic and professional
environment.

Blueprint Achievement Goals

The Blueprint + Our Community = Student Success

We’ve set three Blueprint Achievement Goals to transform our school system - and the lives of students – for the better. The goals are guided by:

Three goals that support the Blueprint for Student Success

40%

Students meeting or exceeding their growth targets in reading - Grades K-8

80%

Students with positive responses on select student survey questions about student wholeness

76%

Annual 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate

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