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Vision and Beliefs

With an enrollment of more than 8,500 students, each of our thirteen campuses is committed to the continued academic success and well-being of every student. Our 1,200 employees understand that success is a journey and not a destination. Each day, they strive to be a professional learning community by focusing on learning rather than teaching, working collaboratively as a team, and holding each other accountable for results.

Our district believes that all decisions must be consistent with our vision, mission, beliefs, and goals, data based, anchored in sound theory and practice, and focused on what is best for the short and long-term interests of all students.

Our district work is focused on the following four pillars and questions:

1. Vision: What kind of district do we want to become?
2. Mission: Why does our district exist?
3. Beliefs: What do we have to believe in, commit to, and act upon?
4. Goals: How do we get there?


Our Vision
Waxahachie ISD will support and empower our community of learners for success in the 21st century.


Our Mission
Continuing our tradition of "Excellence in Education," the mission of the Waxahachie Independent School District is to develop through a cooperative effort with the home and community, well-educated, responsible citizens who can excel in a complex world.


Our Beliefs 
We believe that
 
• meaningful engagement and relationship building are essential for student success.
 
• students have unique qualities and deserve a unique education.
 
• parents, educators, and the community guide each student in designing and fulfilling his/ her educational vision.
 
• every student deserves the opportunity to learn through success, failure and discovery.
 
• change and growth occur best in a stimulating and innovative learning environment.
 
• students learning to voice their individual thoughts is imperative for progress in both themselves and the community.
 
• all students deserve to be taught by highly effective teachers who are committed to professional growth and passionate about learner success.
 
 

Our Goals
Waxahachie ISD is driven to provide excellence in education for all students. In order to reach the goal of 100% of students attaining graduation, the strategic planning committee developed the following goals. 

1. We will encourage, promote and increase engagement and awareness through effective communication among all stakeholders.
 
2. We will develop and maintain safe, innovative and attractive facilities that will support optimal learning, equitable growth and sustainable development.
 
3. We will empower students to achieve academic growth and success through strategically designed curriculum and dynamic instruction.
 
4. We will actively seek, develop and retain highly effective personnel and provide ongoing relevant professional development that translates to student engagement and success.
 
5. We will leverage the latest technology to provide pathways to academic growth and success in a dynamic world. 
 
 
Established by WISD Strategic Planning Committee 2016-17
Board Approved: May 2017
 
Each year, the Waxahachie ISD District Advisory Team (DAT) identifies opportunities for improvement and charts the future course of our organization via the District Improvement Plan, or DIP. For more information about this committee, please contact Shelle Blaylock, Assistant Superintendent of Leadership and Academics, at (972) 923-4631 or email Mrs. Blaylock at sblaylock@wisd.org