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Mission, Vision & Core Values

Fort Wayne Community Schools educates all students to high standards enabling them to become productive, responsible citizens.

Fort Wayne Community Schools will be the school system of choice and a source of community pride.

We value:

  • Student achievement is the heart of our work.
  • Equity in educational opportunities.
  • The diversity and uniqueness of our district and community.
  • The accountability of the school board, the administration, employees and teaching professionals.
  • Open and honest communication with our community, parents, and students.
  • Partnerships with business, governmental, and community agencies.
  • Our community’s support, sacrifice, and contributions.
  • The ability to change and meet all challenges.
  • Facilities that are clean, safe, and well-maintained.

Goal I

Achieve and Maintain Academic Excellence

Eliminate the achievement gap among all groups of students by maximizing the achievement of all.

Goal II

Engage Students, Families and the Community

Involve all stakeholders to support students' readiness to learn.


Goal III

Operate Effectively with Integrity and Fiscal Responsibility

Demonstrate effective and efficient use of taxpayer dollars by using best management practices and systematic long range planning.

Goal IV

Attract, Develop, Reward and Retain High-Performing Staff

Employ staffing and career strategies ensuring a diverse and highly functional workforce.