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Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision

Mission (What we are hoping to accomplish): The mission of Kingsport City Schools is to provide all students with a world-class and student-focused education that ensures college and career readiness.

Vision (Our desired future): Student Focused ... World Class

Core Values (What we believe):
  • Exemplary student learning
  • Guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Collaborative professional learning communities
  • Engaging families and the community
  • Data-driven decisions for continuous improvement
  • Culture of shared leadership
Goals (What we strive to achieve):
  • Goal One: Deliver world-class curriculum and instruction.
  • Goal Two: Provide committed and innovative educators.
  • Goal Three: Furnish safe, appropriate, and well-maintained facilities that support teaching and learning.
  • Goal Four: Ensure business operations effectively support teaching and learning.
  • Goal Five: Engage families and the community.
Core Competencies (Who we are):
  • Promote and support exemplary leadership through programming and succession planning.
  • Offer a rigorous, comprehensive, and engaging curriculum.
  • Engage students in learning through the use of transformative tools and innovative instructional practices.
  • Provide personalized professional learning opportunities for all employees.
  • Actively engage and serve our families and community.
  • Support and sustain the organization with a performance improvement system.
Key Practices (What we do):
  • Plan, teach, assess, and evaluate to inform instructional practices through the use of the 4 critical questions.
  • Incorporate problem-solving and innovation in teaching and learning.
  • Guide teaching and learning using internationally benchmarked standards.
  • Seek to understand and engage our families and community.
  • Recruit, retain, and develop highly competent educators.
  • Build leadership capacity within our educational community.
4 Critical Questions (How we plan for learning):
  • What is it we expect our students to learn?
  • How will we know when the students have learned it?
  • How will we respond when students do not learn?
  • How do we respond to students who have mastered the content?

Download the KCS Guiding Tenets for classroom or office use located below.

Interested in more? Download Journey to World Class: Kingsport City Schools Strategic Plan.