Adopted June 2016

District Mission Statement

The Elkhorn Public Schools unites students, families, educators, and the community to ensure a challenging and enriching academic environment that inspires students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

 Governing Principles

The Elkhorn Public School District believes:

  • Each student is a unique learner.
  • The value of human diversity is recognized and respected.
  • High quality educators and staff members are the foundation of the fulfillment of our mission.
  • Respect of self and others is essential.
  • Quality education provides the foundation for life-long learning.
  • Education is a shared responsibility of the Elkhorn Learning Community, which consists of students, family, school district personnel and the community.
  • The Elkhorn Learning Community provides a safe environment that nurtures, challenges and encourages each student to reach full potential.
  • The Elkhorn Learning Community is committed to the development of each student’s personal, social, intellectual, emotional, and physical growth.
  • The Elkhorn Learning Community equips each student with the necessary skills to become a productive and responsible citizen.
  • The Elkhorn Learning Community is committed to continuous improvement for the benefit of each student.
  • Treat all students, parents, community members and school personnel with dignity and respect.

Goal #1 – (Ongoing Goal) – Planning for Growth

The Elkhorn Public Schools (EPS) will develop and maintain plans for ongoing examination of and reaction to enrollment growth. This District growth strategic objective remains as it has since 1991.

  • Continue to support a positive community feeling, smaller buildings, smaller class sizes, and opportunities for students (2016 priority).
  • Provide purposeful principal development for both current and aspiring principals (2016 priority).

Goal #2 – (Ongoing Goal) – High Levels of Learning for All Students

  • EPS will continuously implement and utilize instructional best practices related to 21st century learning competencies and teaching standards, while using assessment data to ensure high levels of learning for all students. Our core mission focuses on high levels of learning; with continuous improvement as our most important goal, our culture, and our expectation.

Goal #3 – Extended Learning Opportunities

  • EPS will implement extended learning opportunities for all students.
  • Implement a summer program that includes enrichment/exploratory activities or classes in the areas of arts, drama, science, math, music, career explorations, etc. (2016 priority).

Goal #4 – Skills for a Global Workspace

  • EPS will align curricular learning goals to provide students with skills to succeed in a global workspace.

*The District will maintain an ongoing communication plan for all strategic plan goals (2016 priority).

Printable Version

Spring 2023 Strategic Plan Update Presentation