Decorah Community School District Mission Statement
Board of Education
Welcome to the Decorah Community School District's
website. Decorah is located in northeast Iowa, and is dedicated to
providing instructional services to 1700 students from early childhood through twelfth grade.
Education is the responsibility of all residents of
the Decorah Community. We believe in creating an environment that is
student-centered, where individual needs are addressed, and students are
encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning.
We value cooperative teamwork among students,
teachers, support staff, parents, administrators, and community. This
begins with an attitude of openness and mutual respect, honest listening
and expression, the flexibility to respond to change, and the ability
to compromise. The strengths of each school and community member should
be recognized and used to their fullest potential.
We believe that community resources should be
maximized to meet student needs and professional development of school
staff should be encouraged. All citizens of the Decorah Community
School system should have a commitment to excellence and a shared
responsibility to support life-long learning.
The community's support of our curricular and
co-curricular programs contributes immensely to the success of our
students. Together we strive to fulfill the District's vision for a
"student centered environment where a commitment of excellence