Accreditation

AccreditationThe Coffee County School System is fully accredited by AdvancED, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI).


Our Mission

Mission

Destination Graduation for College, Career, and Life

 

Our mission is the purpose for which we exist as a school system.

 


Our Vision

An Equitable and Excellent Education for Every StudentVision

Our vision describes a future state to which we aspire as a school system.


Our Beliefs

 

• All children can learnBeliefs
• The family plays the most important role in a young child’s life
• Children come to school at different levels of readiness
• People learn in diverse ways and at different rates
• Students’ needs must drive educational decisions
• The schools are responsible for educating all children in a safe environment
• A relationship exists between expectations and learning
• A quality education prepares students for college, career, and life
• Learning occurs when students are motivated and engaged
• Effective teaching promotes learning
• Nurturing relationships support learning
• Creating a caring culture is key to engaging all learners
• Community engagement and support are vital for effective schools
• Parents, schools, community, and students share the responsibility for educating all children and for each student’s educational success
• The community and the state have the responsibility to ensure that a viable public educational program is provided for all children and youth
• Visionary leadership is essential to continuous improvement
• Employing and retaining highly qualified, effective staff and providing opportunities for their professional growth are crucial to the schools’ effectiveness


Guiding Principles

School ReadinessGuiding Principles

• Responsibility for children’s readiness lies with the adults who care for them and the systems that support them
• The first five years of life are a critical developmental period

Teaching and Learning

• Higher levels of learning are attainable for all students
• A viable curriculum is comprehensive in scope, balanced, continually improved, connected to the real world, and based on a common set of learning expectations
• Instructional strategies have a significant influence on student learning
• Balanced assessments are an integral component of effective teaching
• Integration of technology enhances student engagement
• Learning is a function of accessibility to information and the ability to make judgments about the quality of the information
• Learning is enhanced when the learning environment is flexible and adaptable
• People need a combination of real and virtual places for learning

Human Resources

• Selection and ongoing support of teachers and leaders affect the quality of teaching
• Adequate compensation and ongoing performance evaluation and feedback are essential to retaining high-quality teachers and leaders
• Motivation and attitude are major determinants of performance
• Professional collaboration enhances effectiveness at all levels

Governance and Leadership

• Effective governance requires a strategic vision
• Good governance requires effective leaders with integrity, ethical behavior, and good intent
• Organizational structures and processes at the school and system levels affect learning
• Highly reliable schools and school systems are consistent in holding high expectations for everyone
• Effective leadership is crucial to creating a climate and culture that are conducive to learning


Our Strategic Goals

 

Goal 1: Children entering school ready to learnStrategic Goals
Goal 2: A curriculum that is broad, challenging, relevant, and real for all students
Goal 3: Instructional practices that increase students’ motivation, engagement, and success
Goal 4: A balanced student assessment system with multiple measures of student learning
Goal 5: High school graduates who are ready for college or career entry and for life itself
Goal 6: Organizational and governance structures that support student learning
Goal 7: A highly reliable and accountable school system that guarantees qualified and effective leaders, teachers, and support staff throughout the school system
Goal 8: Increased parental engagement and satisfaction and improved community relations
Goal 9: Adequate financial resources expended effectively and efficiently to maximize student learning