Shelton School District

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​Shelton School District: Strategic Plan Framework

Vision Statement

With pride and professionalism we will hold all students to a high standard, which means that we must hold ourselves to a high standard.

We will recognize that our students bring us a diverse set of individual interests, capabilities and aspirations; and we will nurture all of them.  We will act on our conviction that all families want their children to achieve in school and that all students would prefer to be successful; and we will begin early to help those students apply themselves to success.

Mission Statement

A shared commitment to provide the most effective education to all students so they live successful lives.

Core Values






Guiding Principles

We will base our actions on the conviction that all students can be successful.

We will nurture and promote each student's unique capabilities and achievements.

We will adapt teaching to the individual needs of learners.

We will provide learning environments that are physically and emotionally safe for all students.

We will treat our students, their families, our community, and each other with respect.

We will honor the diversity of our students, families, and community.

We will accept personal and professional accountability for our actions.

We will expect and model civility in the classroom and in all other district settings.

Strategic Goals

  1. Reading Achievement
All students who have attended the Shelton School District for at least two years will read at grade level by the end of third grade.

  1. Math Achievement
Shelton School District math scores will improve every year at every grade level.

  1. Graduation Rate
The graduation rate will improve every year, overall and for all groups of students identifiable by ethnicity or economic status.

District Support Goals

  1. Educational Options
The Shelton School District will continue to support, and to expand and enhance where indicated, educational options programs that contribute to increases in academic achievement; to retention and reenrollment; or to the graduation rate.

  1. Students Support Services
The Shelton School District will continue to support, and to expand and enhance where indicated, student support services, including wrap-around services provided in partnership with other community organizations, that contribute to the academic success of students by helping to protect their physical and emotional health; to guide them to healthy and productive choices; and to enable them to cope with family, social and economic barriers to school attendance and academic progress.

  1. Technology
The Shelton School District will implement a plan to upgrade its technology infrastructure and to refresh equipment that enables instructional best practices; supports student learning; and prepares students to succeed in an increasingly global and technological economy.

  1. Fiscal Stability
The Shelton School District will improve its ability to maintain educational programming in the face of fluctuating state revenues.

  1. Community Engagement
The Shelton School District will increase the number of opportunities for meaningful community engagement in decision-making.

  1. Facilities Improvement and Development
The Shelton School District will develop op a long-range facilities plan to address enrollment growth; to support educational best practices, including the effective application of instructional technology; and to protect the community's investment in its capital assets.

  1. Human Resources
The Shelton School District will continue to enhance its efforts to recruit and retain highly qualified staff members in all categories of employment and to support their continuing professional development.

  1. Athletics and Activities
Athletics and Activities are recognized as key components to student success and helps achieve the goal of increased graduation rates.

Adopted by the Shelt on School District Board of Directors on March 22, 2011


​​The Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Linda Arnold, Director of Human Resources. 360-426-1687. 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584. Complaint procedure can be found on this website under Board Policy #3210 (students) and #5010 (employees).