Our Vision:All students thrive as lifelong learners and global citizens prepared for the futures they create.Our Mission:The mission of Huntsville Independent School District is to establish a partnership with students, parents and the community to provide an equitable education system characterized by a safe environment and academic excellence to empower all students with knowledge, competencies, and personal qualities to live and work successfully as lifelong learners and responsible citizens with a global perspective.
- All students can learn.
- All students deserve opportunities to take ownership of their learning.
- Diversity is essential to dynamic learning environments.
- Real world applications connect all students to content and skills.
- All students are best served in schools by building positive relationships and connections inside and outside of school to help prepare them for the real world.
- All teachers are facilitators guiding students to deeper, profound learning through differentiated, meaningful lessons.
- Teamwork, resources, and communication are essential at all levels.
Our Strategic Goals:
Goal #1 - Academic Performance:
All students will achieve academic success and demonstrate growth.
Objective 1: Increase percent of students meeting the state and district assessment standards, attaining advanced academic levels and eliminating achievement gaps.
Objective 2: Plan for and implement staff development that focuses on building schools for the future.
Objective 3: With 100% participation, implement Curriculum Cornerstone's Non-negotiables to facilitate academic success for students.
Goal #2 - Safe Schools:
All schools will promote nurturing, safe and secure places for students, staff and parents.
Objective 1: Lower the number of discipline referrals by 5% each year.
Objective 2: Lower the number of assignments to OSS, ISS and DAEP by 5%.
Objective 3: Develop, monitor and access effectiveness of interventions, CRISIS Management and school health programs.
Objective 4: Heighten awareness of bullying and reduce number of instances each year.
Objective 5: Explore reinstatement of Alternative Education Programs at all levels.
Goal #3 - Community Involvement:
The District will provide parent and community partnerships in an environment that promotes trust through effective communication.
Objective 1: Plan districtwide opportunities for parent and community involvement to promote academic achievement and school spirit.
Objective 2: Provide a variety of communication methods to share information with parents, students and community stakeholders.
Goal #4 - Resources:
The District will ensure fiscal accountability and responsibility through alignment and sound stewardship of our financial resources.
Objective 1: Develop a plan to implement and review the wise and prudent use of available resources.
Objective 2: Develop a plan to improve, maintain and increase the educational capabilities of our facilities.
Objective 3: Increase revenue by promoting growth in student attendance and decreasing staff absenteeism.
Goal #5 - Staff:
The District will retain and recruit qualified staff that will maintain standards that foster student success.
Objective 1: Decrease turnover rate by 1% annually (retain highly qualified personnel).
Objective 2: Increase recruiting of HQ Teachers specifically for math, science, bilingual education and foreign languages.
Objective 3: Increase ESL certifications for teachers.