Strategic Direction Plan

  • STRATEGIC DIRECTION PLAN: Download our Strategic Direction Infographic [PDF/127.8KB]

    OUR MISSION STATEMENT: We invest in each student to prepare, challenge and advance well-educated, resilient and future-ready citizens.

    OUR VISION: Coeur d'Alene Public Schools is an education leader, promoting opportunities for innovation in learning and inspiring excellence in everyone.

     Safe, Supportive and Vibrant Learning Environments

    • Access resources effectively to support the emotional, social, academic, and physical needs of all students at all schools.  
    • Ensure students and staff in every building have safe and welcoming places to learn and work.

    High Expectations for All

    • Expect all students, every year to grow in their learning toward meeting or exceeding grade-level standards.
    • Encourage students to take ownership of their learning and continually self-monitor their progress.
    • Increase family engagement to positively impact each student’s educational progress.

    Quality Teachers and Instruction

    • Equip educators with the tools to innovate through the use of creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving.
    • Attract, develop and retain the highest quality teachers, support staff and administrators.


    • Develop high interest and relevant learning experiences that include the use of technology.
    • Ensure that teachers are equipped with and effectively trained in strategies for individualized instruction.
    • Personalize instruction to meet individual students’ academic and emotional needs.

    Family and Community Engagement

    • Ensure responsible stewardship of public funds.
    • Expand the effective use of volunteers in our schools. 
    • Cultivate existing and new partnerships to inspire community-wide confidence and pride in our schools.
    • Engage students and families in continuous learning opportunities at school and in the community throughout the year.