Overarching Vision, Goals and Indicators of Success

Strong organizations have a clear and compelling vision and a set of goals and indicators aligned to that vision. Based on data collected in meetings with staff, community members and parents, as well as school visits and classrooms, a common set of desired outcomes became clear. Because we want to be held publicly accountable for our progress, we will publish an annual progress report on these outcomes each fall.

Vision for MMSD

What does it mean to be college, career and community ready?

Students are prepared with the academic, social/emotional and interpersonal skills necessary for success after high school.

They are academically prepared to be problem solvers and critical thinkers. They have strong social-emotional skills such as self- awareness and decision-making. And, they have the interpersonal skills and cultural competence to be ready for full participation in a diverse community.

Every school will be a thriving school that prepares every student to graduate from high school college, career and community ready.

A thriving school is one in which every student and adult is recognized for their strengths, challenged to do better and supported to succeed. Organized around collaborative work and mutual accountability, a thriving school is also clearly focused on preparing all students for college, career and community.

To accomplish this vision, we must reach the following goals and indicators of success. Because we want to keep close track on narrowing and closing gaps in student achievement, all results will be disaggregated by race/ethnicity, English Language Learner status, disability and poverty.

Goal #1: Every student is on-track to graduate as measured by student growth and achievement at key milestones.

  • Reading by grade 3
  • Proficiency in reading and mathematics in grade 5  
  • High school readiness in grade 8
  • College readiness in grade 11
  • High school graduation and completion rate

Goal #2: Every student has access to a challenging and well-rounded education as measured by programmatic access and participation data.

  • Fine arts and world languages
  • Extra-curricular and co-curricular activities
  • Advanced coursework

Goal #3: Every student, family and employee experiences a customer service- oriented school system as measured by school climate survey data.

  • Parent survey
  • Student survey
  • Staff survey