This is a must-have resource for busy educators involved in creating, improving, or reevaluating their school mission statements. The authors provide numerous examples of mission statements from a diverse range of preK-12 schools, offering readers an extremely valuable resource for developing an understanding of various themes and ideas in American education today - all to be better prepared to formulate their own schools' mission statements. Whether you are preparing for accreditation reviews, seeking a broader knowledge base, or are engaged in policy discussions, this practical, readable guide is packed with valuable information to help you reach your professional goals.

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Part I: Background on the Purpose of School and School Mission Statements

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Part II: School Mission Statements

chapter 3|9 pages

Public Elementary Schools

chapter 4|12 pages

Public Middle Schools

chapter 5|11 pages

Public High Schools

chapter 7|10 pages

Magnet Schools

chapter 8|10 pages

Charter Schools

chapter 10|11 pages

Parochial Schools

chapter 11|9 pages

Waldorf Schools

chapter 12|8 pages

Montessori Schools

chapter 14|22 pages

Award Winning Schools

part |2 pages

Part III: Analysis and Conclusions