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Prioritized Lever 3:

Positive School Culture

Positive school culture requires compelling and aligned vision, mission, goals and values, explicit behavioral expectations, and management system, proactive and responsive student support services, and involved families and community.

FOUNDATIONAL ESSENTIAL ACTIONS FOR A POSITIVE SCHOOL CULTURE:

Foundational Essential Actions describe what the most effective schools do first to support powerful teaching and learning.

 

Compelling and aligned vision, mission, goals, values focused on a safe environment and high expectations

 

  • Stakeholders are engaged in creating and continually refining the campus’ mission, vision, and values.

  • Campus practices and polices demonstrate high expectations and shared ownership for student success, with a drive towards college and career readiness and postsecondary success.

  • Staff members share a common understanding of the mission, vision, and values in practice and can explain how they are present in the daily life of the school.

  • Regular campus climate surveys assess and measure progress on student and staff experiences.

 View Professional Development Opportunities Aligned to Lever 3