Our Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Three smiling elementary students on the first day of school


    We do whatever it takes to ensure all students realize their potential.


    Every student loves life and finds success.

    Core Values

    Our core values affirm what we stand for and how we treat each other. These values define who we are as a school district—individually and collectively.

    Every student

    We put students at the heart of everything we do, and we are guided by the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of our students. Our work is to provide a meaningful, challenging education that connects all students to learning and honors their unique gifts.

    Caring schools

    We find joy in our work and believe in kindness and mutual respect for all. We are guided by strong character, ethics and integrity. Our schools are warm, welcoming places where children, staff and families thrive.

    Collective responsibility

    We share the responsibility for student learning, growth and safety. We honor differences as we provide equal access for all learners. In our community, we leverage our strengths to reach challenging goals for lifelong learning.

    Optimize resources

    We support our students with a strong foundation. This means creating, maintaining and sustaining operational and organizational systems that are thoughtfully aligned to the needs of our schools and students.

    Want to Know More?

    We live in an ever-changing world that is full of possibilities. Rockwood's Strategic Plan, The Way Forward, is a long-range planning tool for addressing student performance and describes a specific set of actions to be undertaken relative to these issues.