SOSD Mission Statement


Expect excellence every day.


  • We believe excellent public schools are the heart of a thriving community. 
  • We believe excellent teachers are essential for student success.
  • We believe diversity is a strength and shall be embraced, recognized, and celebrated.
  • We believe problem solving, critical thinking and creativity cultivate life-long learners.
  • We believe quality education fosters leadership and develops good citizens.
  • We believe our schools must be safe, welcoming, and respectful to all.
  • We believe engaging our families and community is vital to ensuring each student's growth.
  • We believe that health and wellness are foundational to success.


Student Achievement
We will maximize growth of all students through rigorous and meaningful instruction.

Health, Wellness & School Culture
We will foster and maintain inviting, equitable, healthy learning environments that promote safety, wellness, engagement, and excellence.

Human Resources
We will recruit and retain a highly qualified, diverse workforce through an equitable process to ensure student achievement.

Community Collaboration
We will engage and partner with community stakeholders to foster greater student opportunities and build a more vibrant quality of life.

Operational Effectiveness
We will maximize resources to ensure operational effectiveness.