Each year, the Newton Public Schools identifies strategic district goals. These goals guide the work of administrators, faculty, and staff as they provide high quality academic opportunities for students and create welcoming and supportive school communities. In addition, the district has articulated its mission and core values, which serve as a foundation for the advancement of the Newton Public Schools.
GOAL 1: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Newton Public Schools are actively cultivating a culture of equity and
excellence by creating and sustaining curriculum and instructional practices that
lead to high-quality learning for each and every student. We will build the capacity of our educators
to meet challenges and opportunities of teaching and learning in a dynamic and
- Provide curriculum and instruction that
inspires and engages students.
- Foster a cycle of continuous instructional
improvement through the use of data, collaboration and instructional support.
GOAL 2: EDUCATIONAL EQUITY
Narrow achievement gaps with respect to race,
ethnicity and socioeconomic status and increase the achievement of students
with special needs.
- Create and build upon promising initiatives
to meet the needs of all learners and ensure that all students succeed.
GOAL 3: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING, INCLUDING HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Ensure all students become knowledgeable,
responsible, caring and contributing members of society through evidence-based
social and emotional learning from preschool through high school.
- Provide broad support for social and
emotional learning for all students.