• Our primary mission is to help all students learn the skills, acquire the knowledge, and develop the behaviors necessary for them to reach their full potential as citizens who can meet the challenges of a changing society. Our secondary mission is to provide residents with opportunities for lifelong learning.

    The District 214 vision embraces continuous improvement and includes:

    Students who demonstrate...

    analytic capabilities
    communication skills including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and numeracy
    creative expression and educated response to the creative works of others
    ethical judgment and decision-making ability
    career and life planning skills
    responsible citizenship
    understanding of ways to participate in an interdependent world
    problem solving skills
    concern, understanding, and respect in social interactions
    technological literacy
    ability to develop and maintain wellness
    An environment in which people are...

    physically, psychologically, and emotionally safe
    treated fairly and ethically
    valued for their unique backgrounds and contributions
    Staff members who...

    are active, lifelong learners committed to continuing professional and personal development
    are leaders in instructional practices
    create school work which engages and challenges students
    are innovative, take risks, and share what is learned from successes and failures
    are concerned, caring, and compassionate
    cooperate as partners with parents and the community in the education of students
    use student learning data to inform instructional decisions and practices
    A Board of Education that...

    provides high quality resources for students and staff
    respects successful programs and practices
    encourages continual improvement through risk-taking and innovation
    cooperates and communicates as a partner with parents and the community in the education of students
    celebrates student and staff success
    promotes lifelong learning
    involves school and community members in decision-making processes