To graduate every student prepared for life and success beyond high school.
Amarillo ISD empowers scholars to be thinkers, communicators, collaborators and contributors.
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,
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 stakeholders, including the core
partnership the District has with students’ parents.
*Approved by the Board of Trustees, August 2018