Fort Dodge Community School Disctrict

District Mission, Vision, Goals, Beliefs & Values

District Profile: A Look Inside the Fort Dodge Schools


Mission Statement

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to encourage and assist each individual to achieve his/her level of educational excellence. To accomplish this mission, community input will be used to develop goals and action plans that include prudent allocation of necessary resources.


In order to realize high student achievement, every learner experiences an engaging curriculum in a caring learning community every day.

Long Range Goals

  • Achievement in reading will improve for all students, K-12.
  • Achievement in math will improve for all students, K-12.
  • Achievement in science will improve for all students, K-12.
  • All students,  grades K-12, will be proficient in the use and application of technology.
  • All students, K-12, will experience a learning environment that is safe, drug-free, and conducive to learning. 

Belief Statements

Belief statements say how we, the district, will act as we carry out the mission.

  • Schools should be a positive, safe, caring, and nurturing environment where all persons are respected, and learning is the number one priority.
  • The focus of our learning program should be to develop each student’s ability to communicate, think critically, and effectively work with others.
  • Each student should leave our schools equipped with the necessary skills to live and actively participate in a democratic, as well as global, society.

Value Statements

Values explain what the community says is important to live by.
(Locally developed in 1994.)

  • Toleration and respect
  • Respect for authority
  • Peaceful conflict resolution
  • Respect for life
  • Citizenship
  • Responsible sexual behavior
  • Race relations and multi-cultural understanding
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Moral virtues


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