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Mission/Vision Statement

The vision and mission of Kingsport City Schools is to provide an education that is 


"Student FOCUSed. . .World Class."



To provide a student-centered, world-class education that ensures student success and develops engaged citizens and lifelong learners. 

Core Values:

- Exemplary student learning
- Guaranteed and viable curriculum
- Collaborative and professional learning communities
- Engaging families and the community
- Commitment to data-driven decisions for continuous improvement

Key Practices:

We will plan for learning to occur.

We will teach for understanding.

We will assess our learners to determine next steps.

We will incorporate problem-solving and innovation in teaching and learning.

We will use internationally benchmarked standards to guide our assessments and teaching.

We will sustain a collaborative culture with a focus on learning for all.

We will engage our families and communities.

We will recruit, retain, and develop highly competent educators.

We will build leadership capacity within our educational community.