Yonkers Public Schools Mission, Core Values and Goals

  • Mission Statement

    Creating a Foundation for Success:
    Innovation. Inspiration. Excellence for All.

    The Yonkers Public School district is committed to preparing all learners for the opportunities of today and tomorrow in a culture of inquiry. All are encouraged to take initiative for their own development, think critically, actively listen, participate fully and acquire decision making and leadership skills.

     

  • CORE VALUES

    Everyone in Yonkers Public Schools will:

    • Treat all with dignity and respect
    • Make every decision guided by student achievement
    • Develop the 'whole child'
    • Support every educator in the pursuit of learning for professional growth
    • Connect the school, home, and community in all activities
    • Involve all in student success
  • DISTRICT GOALS

    Goal 1 - Student Achievement

    Provide curricula that fosters high levels of student achievement that embed 21st Century skills.

    Goal 2 - Professional Development

    Continue to develop and enhance current practices and efforts in order to ensure teacher growth leading to enhanced student learning outcomes.

    Goal 3 - Data Driven Culture

    Create a school-wide culture based on high expectations and accountability.

    Goal 4 - Student Needs

    Establish a community that supports students with diverse social and emotional needs for student growth and development.

    Goal 5 - Stakeholder Involvement/Engagement

    Develop the family and the community infrastructure to support student success