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Building on a Firm Foundation: Values, Vision and Mission

Prince George’s County Public Schools’ vision, mission and core values create the foundation for our actions.

Core Values

Our core values articulate our key beliefs about students, learning, stakeholder responsibility, and the elements necessary to achieve equity and excellence in education:

  1. Students are our priority and all students can achieve at high academic levels.
  2. Families, students and educators share the responsibility for student success.
  3. High expectations inspire high performance.
  4. All staff share the responsibility for a safe and supportive school environment contributing to excellence in education.
  5. The support of everyone in our community is essential to the success of our schools and students, and this success enriches our community.
  6. Continuous improvement in teaching, leadership and accountability is
    the key to our destiny.


Our mission defines our purpose and the scope of our work. It com-
municates why we exist and what we hope to contribute to society:

Provide a transformative educational experience anchored by excellence in equity – developing 21st century competencies and enabling each student’s unique brilliance to flourish in order to build empowered communities and a more inclusive and just world.


Our vision paints the image of a premier educational environment that values the rich uniqueness of who we are as we develop and equip life-long learners, leaders, empowered proponents of justice and prosperous communities to thrive in the global society:

A culturally responsive district developing distinguished learners, leaders, voices of social justice, and advocates for humanity for the world of today, tomorrow, and beyond.