Shelby County Schools


Bruce Elementary Mission Statement

Bruce Elementary School prepares children to become confident lifelong learners, creative problem solvers, and responsible citizens in their communities and in the world.

Bruce Elementary Vision

It is the vision of Bruce Elementary School to prepare all students to become lifelong learners, creative thinkers and productive citizens. In pursuit of the vision, Bruce Elementary School is committed to the following:

  1. Creating a safe, challenging, and diversified learning environment that fosters academic excellence and creative problem solving.
  2. Establishing a partnership with our stakeholders that works collaboratively to help each student succeed.
  3. Using research-based instructional strategies to meet the needs of individual learners and address various learning modalities.
  4. Educating students to read, write, comprehend, and apply accurately.
  5. Educating students to observe, think creatively, reason, solve problems, and to develop the tools to make strong sound decisions.
  6. Provide students the opportunity to operate, learn about, and utilize new technology to enhance their learning outlets and prepare them for an ever-changing world.
  7. Maintaining high expectations and standards for all students.
  8. Recognizing that all learners are different.
  9. Participating in regular professional development opportunities that reflect on successful teaching practices.
  10. Teaching students to become responsible, compassionate, and contributing citizens.
  11. Assessing, monitoring, and diversifying current teaching practices and assessment tools to equalize and make more efficient the learning process.
  12. Empowering students to be responsible for themselves, their experiences, their knowledge and their abilities to achieve their dreams.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that the student’s learning skills develop and mature from consistent decision-making, critical thinking, and interpersonal experiences.
  • We believe that all school stakeholders should set and maintain high expectations for students.
  • We believe that teachers deserve high-quality, professional development activities to learn current research-based instructional strategies.
  • We believe that students must receive ongoing formal and informal assessments to help drive instruction and eliminate achievement gaps.
  • We believe that parents, staff/ faculty, students, and community members are vital to educational success and must work, plan, and make decisions together to ensure student success.
  • We believe that a safe, inviting school environment is conducive to learning and has a positive effect on the lives of students.
  • We believe that we can identify and address individual students’ needs.
  • We believe that each student is a unique person, with dignity and worth, and has the ability to learn.
  • We believe in academic excellence.
Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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