District Goals / Mission

Core Values of the Corvallis School District


We value acting in a respectful, honest, trustworthy, responsible and professional manner at all times.

Sense of Community

We value the community in which we live. We believe that a strong sense of community is important to the success of our students.

A Culture of Collaboration

We value collaboration among students, staff, parents and community members. We know that when we all work together, we can accomplish goals that could not be met otherwise.

Students First

We value our students and believe that we can provide for the needs of each and every student attending our schools.

Positive Climate

We value a positive school environment and believe that our students, staff, parents and community benefit tremendously from a safe, welcoming and supportive environment.


We value a culture in which people are open-minded, understand the value of diversity, and do not judge others because of differences in background or opinions.

Goals and Strategic Objectives

Goal Area 1: Academic Excellence

Statement of Intended Outcome, Five Years: The Corvallis School District’s academic programming promotes student learning through a rigorous curriculum, high standards, effective instructional strategies and meaningful assessments.
Strategic Objectives – Two Year Plan:
  • We will use learning targets and assessments aligned with standards.
  • We will continue to involve students in their own learning and goal setting.
  • We will provide professional development to ensure effective teaching strategies are being effectively implemented.
  • We will set high standards for all students, while providing the necessary supports for students at all levels.

Goal Area 2: Student Readiness for College/Career

Statement of Intended Outcome, Five Years: The Corvallis School District provides programming and services that ensure that our students are prepared for the next step in life when they exit our system. In addition to having a strong academic program, we promote the importance of citizenship, character, positive attitudes and hard work.
Strategic Objectives – Two Year Plan:
  • We will provide a rigorous and diverse curriculum.
  • We will prepare students with the skills and knowledge they will need to deal with challenges in life.
  • We will increase student awareness of options after leaving our school system.
  • We will explore ways to specialize student coursework and programming.
  • We will increase student job and vocational readiness.
  • We will focus on life skills, such as behaviors, timeliness, etc. We will incorporate these life skills into the curriculum at an early age, model them, and reward them.
  • We will provide training in job readiness skills (resume writing, interview skills, etc.)

Goal Area 3: Positive School Climate

Statement of Intended Outcome, Five Years: The Corvallis School District has created a school climate that is positive and welcoming to students, staff, parents and community.
Strategic Objectives – Two Year Plan:
  • We will recognize students who demonstrate positive behaviors and honor student accomplishments.
  • We will promote respectful interactions between students.
  • We will have older students mentor younger students.
  • We will continue to seek student input and engage students in discussions about school climate.
  • We will encourage strong connections between staff and students.
  • We will improve communications between parents and teachers to increase understanding of our students’ home situations.
  • We will continue to educate students on appropriate communications via technology and face-to-face conversations.
  • We will recognize exemplary practices and achievements of staff
  • We will listen to and support staff when they have suggestions, complaints or concerns.
  • We will work to provide competitive salaries and benefits.

Goal Area 4: Technology

Statement of Intended Outcome, Five Years: Corvallis School district has effectively incorporated technology into the curriculum and other school operations. We have maintained the needed infrastructure to support the technological needs of our staff, students, parents and community.
Strategic Objectives – Two Year Plan:
  • We will provide continuing professional development to effectively integrate technology into the classroom.
  • We will promote technology literacy and teach ethical/appropriate uses of technology.
  • We will teach students how to find reliable sources of information.
  • We will increase the availability and accessibility of technological devices that assist with student learning.
  • We will use technology to improve the efficiency of district operations.

Goal 5: Community Engagement and Support

Statement of Intended Outcome, Five Years: The Corvallis School District has worked effectively in partnership with the community. As a result of our efforts, the community views our public schools in a positive light. The community understands that its support of our programs and services is vital to the success of our students.
Strategic Objectives – Two Year Plan:
  • We will be proactive in frequent, open and honest communication about the school.
  • We will showcase academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular accomplishments.
  • We will increase our adult education opportunities to enhance the public’s interactions with the district.
  • We will engage in strategies to invite community input.
  • We will promote school events and activities through a variety of sources.
  • We will tap into the expertise and skills of our community members to enhance the educational opportunities for our students.
  • We will demonstrate our own pride in our schools.