Guiding Principles

Vision Statement

Students, Staff, and Community Dedicated to Excellence.

Mission Statement

The Marcola School District promotes academic excellence, ethical and responsible citizenship for all its students in a safe, supportive, and enriched learning environment.

Shared Beliefs

  • Education should prepare students to succeed academically and socially so they can compete for quality jobs and become productive members of society.
  • The involvement of the parents and community in the schools is critical to the education of students and sets an example for children to grow as responsible citizens.
  • A safe learning environment is a right and a responsibility for all stakeholders.
  • Effective education develops the whole person – ethically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
  • Our community must set positive examples for our students.
  • An exemplary school district aims to promote an environment of academic excellence and pride in the school community.
  • Children do their best when they are mentored through their failures as well as their successes.
  • Because students learn at different rates and in different ways, it is essential to recognize each student’s needs and interests when creating opportunities for continuous progress.
  • Children are our community’s most valuable asset and each child has intrinsic worth.
  • Service to others encourages students to develop an understanding of and appreciation for other people and encourages them to become contributing members of society.