ABOUT OUR DISTRICT

Simpson County Schools

MOTTO: “A great place to learn, where Kids Matter Most!”

 

VISION: To be a world-class educational system empowering all students to graduate LIFE-READY - academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers!

 

MISSION:  To develop each child to their fullest potential and prepare them for the next level of life!

Our mission is driven by five fundamental guiding questions:

  • How do we develop positive, professional relationships with our students, their families, and one another?
  • How do we ensure all students are taught the standards and skills needed to be college and/or career ready in the 21st Century?
  • How do we measure the progress of our students to these standards and skills?
  • How do we provide interventions for students who are struggling to achieve our learning goals?
  • How do we enrich and stretch the learning of our students who are meeting or exceeding our learning goals?

Key Beliefs

  • All students can learn and succeed.
  • All students can graduate college and/or career ready.
  • Everyone has strengths to build on.
  • Relationships that are healthy and positive will lead to increased student learning achievement.
  • We can empower every child to discover the “leader in me.”
  • 21st Century skill development is essential for success.
  • All staff members can contribute in important and meaningful ways to the development and care of our students.
  • The community is a source of support, guidance, and resources for our schools. Our schools are a source of pride, resources, and connection in the community.

Important Goals 

  • All students will develop the knowledge and skills to be academically and socially prepared for college and/or careers by graduation.
  • All schools will achieve outcomes on the state accountability system that place the school and SCS in the Top 25% of the state.
  • All students will have an adult in the school that they trust and who they know cares about them and their success.
  • All staff members are engaged and committed to the SCS Vision/Mission and making a difference in the lives of our students and others in our school community
  • All students and staff will develop the “leader in me” to live a principle-centered life.  These principles of effectiveness will enrich our lives, relationships, and effectiveness in all aspects of life.

Student/Teacher Ratio
Franklin Elementary - 24 certified staff/338 students (14.08:1)
Simpson Elementary - 49 certified staff/657 students (13.41:1)
Lincoln Elementary – 32 certified staff/429 students (13.41:1)
F-S Middle School – 50 certified staff/717 students (14.34:1)
F-S High School – 66 certified staff/893 students (13.53:1)
Learning Opportunities Center – 5 certified staff/23 students (4.6:1)