The Nampa School District’s mission is to ensure high levels of achievement for every student.
Research on school improvement identifies five key strategies to significantly improve student learning.
The five strategies are: (1) establishing and faithfully delivering a guaranteed and viable curriculum to all students that fully aligns with essential standards and future success; (2) assuring that each student masters each essential standard through highly effective instruction; (3) having teachers work together in Professional Learning Communities to monitor student progress and adjust instruction to guarantee student achievement; (4) focusing relentlessly on student achievement as the measure of the effectiveness of instruction and leadership; and (5) providing highly effective leadership in each school and throughout the district that supports and focuses on the first four strategies.
In addition, we believe that our ability to accomplish these five key strategies is directly related to providing all our non-instructional supports in ways that strengthen teaching and learning.
Strategy Area 1: Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
Every student, regardless of neighborhood or school or classroom, will have the opportunity and support to master essential content through a well-articulated and faithfully delivered instructional program that is focused on high priority standards.
Strategy Area 2: Highly Effective Instruction
Every student, every day, in every classroom and program will experience instruction that is challenging, research-based, and frequently monitored by measures of student growth.
Strategy Area 3: Professional Collaboration that Improves Learning
Teachers and other staff work together in highly structured ways to develop lessons and assessments, analyze student work, and plan together in ways that ensure improved student success.
Strategy Area 4: Focus on Results
Our effectiveness is measured by the success of each and every student. We do not accept student failure, regardless of student background or circumstance. Climate, culture, and community/family connections provide a positive, aspirational, and supportive environment for student success.
Strategy Area 5: Leadership that Improves Staff and Student Success
Leadership is aligned with “what works” and results in significant improvement in student outcomes.
Strategy Area 6: Support Systems Promote Student Success and Community Pride
The district is seen as a good steward of community and district resources, facilities and systems meet student and community needs, and the district is a source of community pride.