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; 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.

Shelton School District Vision 2017-2024​

  1. 100% graduation by 2022
  2. 96% attendance in all schools by 2020.
  3. Hire only the very best staff and provide appropriate professional development to retain high-quality staff in Shelton. 
  4. Continue thorough and comprehensive staff evaluations that ensure quality teaching and learning. 
  5. Expand teaching and learning beyond the classroom into the community and beyond.
  6. Implement a comprehensive plan of instructional technology that permeates and integrates the entire PK-12 and beyond the instructional program.  
  7. Re-allocate the budget and all resources to meet staff and student needs in the 21st century.
  8. Ensure that safety and security remain a number one priority.
    1. ​​​​Reduce suspension rate to zero and reduce dropout rate to under 3%
  9. Improve overall academic achievement for all students. 


​​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).