Excellence For All Children

  • Goal 1: Focus on the Student

    The core mission of the Knox County Schools is to advance student academic development and achievement. Each student must be challenged academically and graduate fully prepared for post-secondary learning opportunities, a rewarding career, a meaningful role in the American democracy, and an enlightened and fulfilling life.

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  • Goal 2: Effective Educators

    Investment in human capital is critical to achieve the goals and objectives of the Knox County Schools. Schools must have the highest quality and most effective teachers, administrators, and support staff. The KCS must recruit, select, induct, develop, support, promote, compensate, and retain personnel with a focus on quality and instructional excellence. Appropriate investment in human capital will directly and positively impact student learning and achievement.

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  • Goal 3: Engaged Parents & Community

    The Knox County Schools, parents and extended families must partner in the education of our children. Schools and educators cannot go it alone. It is the obligation of the Knox County Schools to provide parents with the opportunities and the tools to be meaningfully engaged in the education of their children. Just as parents are critical collaborators in our educational efforts, community partners, businesses, higher education, citizens, and taxpayers are important players in supporting our instructional efforts.

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  • Goal 4: Infrastructure - Enabling Student Learning

    Infrastructure refers to all of the critical operational and administrative activities and resources necessary to support the Knox County Schools core mission of advancing student academic development and achievement, including the effective management of financial resources that will be essential to achieving our educational goals.

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