Yonkers Public Schools Mission, Core Values and Goals
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.
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
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