Educational Philosophy

Mission Statement:

To graduate every student prepared for life and success beyond high school.

Vision Statement:

Amarillo ISD empowers scholars to be thinkers, communicators, collaborators and contributors.

Core Values:

Core Value #1: Student Achievement

The District’s focus is to ensure superior academic achievement by all students.

Commitment: Superior academic achievement is ensured through evaluation, engagement, curriculum,
and assessment.

Belief Statement:
 We believe that all students can learn and that they should graduate ready for
college, career or military service
because education is the great equalizer in society. 

Core Value #2: Resource Allocation

The District’s resources will be allocated to ensure academic achievement by all students.

Commitment: Academic achievement is ensured by the proper allocation of the District’s
resources to secure safe and well-maintained facilities, appropriate technology and curriculum,
and quality staff.

Belief Statement:  We believe all students benefit from the appropriate use of District resources.

Core Value #3:  Quality Staff

Academic achievement is the direct result of the District’s recruitment, development and retention of
a high-quality and diverse staff.

Commitment: The District is committed to competitive compensation and high-quality staff
development and training for all employees.

Belief Statement:  We believe personalized instruction, authentic engagement in the learning
process, the appropriate use of data, and well-maintained and distraction-free learning
environments are critical for superior academic achievement.

Core Value #4:  Stakeholder Engagement

The District will be an essential member of the community and responsive to the needs of District stakeholders.

Commitment:  The District is committed to providing high-quality service and communication to
individual students and families, staff and employees, and all of the District’s communities and taxpayers.

Belief Statement:  We believe education is a partnership among all stakeholdersincluding the core
partnership the District has with students’ parents.


*Approved by the Board of Trustees, August 2018

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