McDowell County Schools
Reaching Higher for World Class Excellence
The mission of McDowell County Schools is to provide quality education in a safe and supportive environment where we respect students' individual and cultural differences, develop their talents in partnership with family and community, and ensure that they possess the life skills necessary for personal successes and civic responsibility.
Our mission is to provide a safe and caring place where all students acquire the skills necessary to become responsible and productive citizens in a global society.
Our vision is to work together with students, parents and community stakeholders to provide a positive educational environment where students learn, collaborate, problem solve together and serve others as they grow into productive, global citizens.
We believe that student learning is the chief priority for the school and that all students can learn.
We believe that students learn in different ways and should be provided with a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.
We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.
We believe students need to apply their learning in meaningful contexts.
We believe students' learning needs should be the primary focus of all decisions impacting the work of the school.
We believe a safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning. In addition, we believe each student is a valued individual with unique physical, social, emotional and intellectual needs.
We believe a student's self-esteem is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect among and between students and staff.
We believe schools need to function learning organizations and promote opportunities for all those who have a stake in the success of the school to work together as a community of learners.
We believe the commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, lifelong learners.