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Metro Nashville Public Schools

Metro Nashville Public Schools


Core values drive and focus our collective commitments included in our mission and vision. These values reflect the principles that guide our internal conduct, as well as our relationships with the external community. Our core values are woven throughout our goals, high-level strategies and performance measures.

WHOLE LEARNER – We believe in meeting each child at the point of need to maximize individual unlimited potential and success.

LITERACY – We believe what research shows: Early reading success is a critical factor in a child’s likelihood of graduating from high school and experiencing future life success.

EXCELLENCE – We believe all students benefit from high-quality instruction and high expectations each year, in each subject, and in each classroom.

RELEVANCE – We believe students learn best when they are inspired by real-world challenges that promote critical thinking, inquiry, problem solving, and creativity.

INNOVATION – We believe teaching and learning is enhanced through creative thinking and experimentation across all subject areas, including STEM, Literacy, and the creative arts.

TALENT – We believe in supporting, developing, respecting, compensating, and retaining our teachers, leaders and staff.

COLLABORATION – We believe that engaging parents, community members, students, and other stakeholders in the educational process leads to better outcomes for all of our students and benefits the broader Nashville community.

EQUITY – We believe in equitabl

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