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Strategic Plan


Every student, every day will be empowered with learning opportunities for growth, creativity and curiosity, in preparation for their future in a global community.


Duluth Public Schools provides an academically engaging, safe and inclusive environment with high expectations and responsible use of resources.

Strategic Plan

Duluth Public Schools worked on a comprehensive strategic planning process from April 2022 through May 2023. The overall process and strategic plan were created with input from Duluth Public Schools students, staff, families and community members focused on future system-wide enhancements to improve outcomes for students. The planning has resulted in a 3-year operational plan, a progress monitoring schedule and a 3-year school board plan. In this document you will find our mission, vision, core values, desired daily experiences and strategic directions.


A Denfeld football player breaks a Rock Ridge tackle has he runs the ball down the field
Four Congdon first graders, three girls and one boy, work on coding a mouse during library time.
Duluth East student dressed and Ariel sings on stage in the production of %22The Little Mermaid%22
Three Myers-Wilkins kindergarteners and their teacher search for veggies in the school garden.

Core Values

Learning:  Developing a love of learning through life-long inquiry.

Excellence:  Having high standards for all through accountability, integrity and authenticity.

Equity:  Creating conditions of justice, fairness and inclusion so all students have access to the opportunities to learn and develop to their fullest potential.

Collaboration:  Working in partnership with staff, families, students and community.

Belonging:  Providing a welcoming and accessible environment where everyone feels safe, seen and heard.

Desired Daily Experiences