Our primary mission is to help all students learn the skills, acquire the knowledge, and develop the behaviors necessary for them to reach their full potential as citizens who can meet the challenges of a changing society. Our secondary mission is to provide residents with opportunities for lifelong learning.
The District 214 vision embraces continuous improvement and includes:
Students who demonstrate...
communication skills including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and numeracy
creative expression and educated response to the creative works of others
ethical judgment and decision-making ability
career and life planning skills
understanding of ways to participate in an interdependent world
problem solving skills
concern, understanding, and respect in social interactions
ability to develop and maintain wellness
An environment in which people are...
physically, psychologically, and emotionally safe
treated fairly and ethically
valued for their unique backgrounds and contributions
Staff members who...
are active, lifelong learners committed to continuing professional and personal development
are leaders in instructional practices
create school work which engages and challenges students
are innovative, take risks, and share what is learned from successes and failures
are concerned, caring, and compassionate
cooperate as partners with parents and the community in the education of students
use student learning data to inform instructional decisions and practices
A Board of Education that...
provides high quality resources for students and staff
respects successful programs and practices
encourages continual improvement through risk-taking and innovation
cooperates and communicates as a partner with parents and the community in the education of students
celebrates student and staff success
promotes lifelong learning
involves school and community members in decision-making processes