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Our Mission

The mission of the Shawmont Elementary School is to provide an outstanding neighborhood school education for students from many neighborhoods of the city. The daily expectations are that every student will achieve academic proficiency and responsible citizenship in a challenging, yet nurturing environment. Students, with the support of parents, teachers, staff, and administrators, will develop a love of learning, an appreciation of the arts and culture, technical proficiency, and personal competence.

Our Vision

We believe that it is the responsibility of our school to help develop informed, responsible, creative citizens who will be ready to achieve their personal goals in the twenty-first century. We believe that an ongoing partnership with parents and families, supported by regular communication, is essential to the success of our students. We emphasize, through our anti-bullying initiative and classroom meetings, the importance of a safe and pleasant atmosphere for learning. We support our staff as they strive to refine and expand their professional knowledge. This continuous process enables us to implement programs and strategies that support all styles of learners in an effective and efficient manner. Our students should enter Shawmont every day expecting to explore new concepts, apply higher level thinking skills, develop new l earning strategies, and improve their technical skills. They will achieve these goals in an atmosphere of mutual respect, trust, and kindness that will enable them to become life-long learners and involved members of their community.