Strategic Plan

Huntsville City Schools has developed a framework for a new strategic plan and we want everyone to be a part of it.  The five pillars outlined below are all supportive measures that focus on student achievement.  We hope you will join us as we strive to ensure the continued success of Huntsville City Schools.

    Inspire, engage, and empower all students in becoming creative problem solvers, active citizens, and life long learners through rigorous curriculum and relevant instruction within a supportive environment.

    • High expectations
    • Character driven
    • Student centered
    Core Values
    • Service Minded
    • Transparent
    • Resilient
    • Accountable
    • Team Focused
    • Equitable
    • Goal Oriented
    • Inclusive
    • Creative
    Pillar 1: Learning Outcomes
    Goal Action Plan

    The goal of the departments organized under this pillar is to provide rigorous, engaging instruction to all students that facilitates problem solving and creativity and is aligned to grade-level standards with 21st century resources and tools.

    • System Value: We must provide an engaging, relevant learning environment.
    • Rationale: To prepare our students for college, career, and global competition, we must ensure that learning opportunities and assessments relate to real world experiences and require our students to think critically and solve problems.
    Division Priorities
    • To ensure that all students, regardless of level of achievement, are showing academic growth each year
    • To increase the number of students who are mastering the academic standards that are appropriate for their grade level and increase the number of students performing at and above proficiency for their grade level
    • To ensure students graduate on-time and are college and career ready
    • Focus on reading and math for all students with intention and integrity
    • Ensure students are on-track for on-time graduation by the end of 9th grade
    • Continue to expand career technical programs to align with workforce demands


    Pillar 2: Whole Student Development
    Goal Action Plan

    The goal of the departments organized under this pillar is to provide holistic services that meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students.

    • System Value: Each student is unique, capable of learning, and deserving of dignity and respect.
    • Rationale: By removing barriers that interfere with academic success, all students can learn at high levels.
    Division Priorities
    • Create a positive school climate for all students that encourages achievement and growth
    • Set expectations of high attendance and high engagement for all students
    • Ensure students are supported mentally and emotionally, and have appropriate guidance throughout their academic career
    • Ensure a positive school climate
    • Increase attendance rates for all students
    • Implementation of a comprehensive guidance curriculum
    Pillar 3: Professional Growth
    Goal Action Plan

    The goal of the departments organized under this pillar is to continuously empower all employees with modern strategies and skills that will, in turn, equip students for successful lives.

    • System Value: Education is vital to a successful life.
    • Rationale: Ongoing learning is critical to the success of individuals and businesses, so we must establish expectations for all employees and provide opportunities for continual growth.
    Division Priorities
    • To recruit and retain the highest quality teachers, administrators, and staff in order to provide our students with the highest quality education
    • To support, grow, and develop our teachers, administrators, and staff to have the tools they need to be successful
    • Ensure all teachers have a positive and supportive work environment
    • Increase teacher retention
    • Provide purposeful professional development that directly supports classroom instruction
    Pillar 4: Operations & Resources
    Goal Action Plan

    The goal of the departments organized under this pillar is to provide for and continuously improve buildings, other facilities, and the interior and exterior campus environment to foster a 21st Century learning environment.

    • System Value: All students will have a safe learning environment and the leadership of Huntsville City Schools will responsibly manage public funds and resources.
    • Rationale: Clean, modernized, and safe buildings are critical to the recruitment and retention of families, students, teachers, and local businesses. Our buildings and resources must accommodate all students’ learning styles.
    Division Priorities
    • Develop and implement processes that enable safer, more conducive learning environments in which students, faculty, and staff can efficiently, effectively, and comfortably work together to accomplish shared goals
    • Practice responsible financial management and maintain appropriate financial reserves
    • Practice efficient physical plant management
    • Practice efficient and effective deployment and support of educational technology to enable learning
    • Ensure all HCS facilities are safe and promote a conducive learning environment
    • Maintain an appropriate reserve to cover operating expenses
    Pillar 5: Community Connections
    Goal Action Plan

    The goal of the departments organized under this pillar is to build systematic internal and external understanding and support for Huntsville City Schools through a comprehensive communication system to reach all stakeholders.

    • System Value: An extensive communication system and strong community partnerships leads to successful schools.
    • Rationale: Strengthening community and stakeholder relations enhances and supports student achievement and growth.
    Division Priorities
    • Solicit feedback from community members and stakeholders
    • Inform community of triumphs and challenges facing Huntsville City Schools
    • Partner with community organizations to provide enrichment opportunities for students
    • Solicit feedback from community members and stakeholders
    • Partner with community organizations to provide enrichment opportunities for students
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