Mission and Core Beliefs


“The Elmira City School District is a dynamic and innovative learning organization dedicated to developing learners of character who value their educational experience and can compete globally and contribute locally by collaborating with students, families, and community partners to provide meaningful opportunities in a safe and engaging environment for all.”


We believe that...

  • All decisions should be based on what is best for students.
  • Community support and collaboration is fundamental for student learning.
  • Family engagement and support is critical to student success.
  • Everyone deserves a safe and accepting learning environment.
  • Developing a sense of pride in our school community is essential.
  • High expectations require high levels of commitment and support for all.
  • All individuals will be accepted, respected, and valued for who they are.
  • Effective communication is vital. The educational experience must prepare students with the skills to be career and college ready.
  • All students need various opportunities to be involved, actively engaged, and connected.
  • We must embrace change as an opportunity for growth.