Pathways to Excellence


Mission Statement

Hopkins Public Schools serves the community by welcoming all learners, honoring culture, and inspiring remarkable growth and achievement.

Three Pathways to Achieving our Mission of Excellence


Pathway 1: Innovate

Encourage imaginative thinking, calculated risks, and innovative solutions to achieve the best outcomes for students.


  • Inspire transformational learning through dynamic learning experiences
    that require critical thinking, creativity, and a global perspective.
  • Sharpen our focus on the educational future through research, implementation, assessment and re-evaluation of practices.
  • Transform how, when, where, and what students learn. 
  • Grow passions that provide a foundation, foster talents, and prepare students to encounter the unknown. 

Pathway 2: Bridge

Validate, affirm, and connect the rich and diverse cultures of our community. 


  • Foster an environment where students’ beliefs and cultural identities are honored.
  • Challenge students and staff to see past their own perspectives and build empathy beyond their personal lenses.
  • Be steadfast and creative to recruit, hire, and retain more staff who reflect the racial and cultural diversity in our community. 

Pathway 3: Partner

 Build strong partnerships with the local and global community.

  • Strengthen professional collaboration to reinforce student learning.
  • Pursue partnerships with diverse communities, businesses, and institutions.
  • Facilitate partnerships that provide real-life experiences and opportunities for Hopkins learners.
  • Engage students in the process. 




Strategic Plan (pdf, 526 KB)

Building an instructional culture