Core Beliefs, Mission and Vision Statements


To ensure each student is prepared to succeed in life.


Robertson County Schools will enable all students to reach and exceed high academic standards while empowering them to succeed in a technologically-advanced and culturally-diverse society.



We believe there is no profession with a greater purpose than ours. We understand our responsibilities are complex. We develop minds and character. We inspire those in our care to think, to question, and to imagine a life better than the present. We recognize there is a ripple effect within our work: well-rounded, educated students lead to improved communities, a stronger nation, and an informed society.


We believe that trust is the foundation from which all other core beliefs develop. Trust is essential if an organization is to thrive and succeed. We recognize trust is multifaceted - it involves competence, character, and contractual obligations. It is developed and earned over time through our words and our actions. We acknowledge that trust generates commitment, fosters teamwork, and promotes progress.


We believe effective communication determines whether we fall short or succeed as an organization. At a basic level, efficient communication provides guidance for our daily work. In voicing our expectations, we must be intentional and consistent. At a deeper level, our communication practices value the ideas and opinions of all involved. These practices are open, honest and purpose driven.


We believe collaboration creates a culture of continuous improvement. We know effective collaboration is driven by a common mission. It occurs within a context of trust and respect. Through collaboration, we support innovation, solve problems and provide for high levels of student learning. We recognize our work is too important to attempt in isolation.

High Expectations

We believe high expectations result in high performance and are the right of every individual connected to our school community. Equality, appropriate levels of challenge and accountability are necessary in a culture of high expectations. We support this belief through the decisions we make and the resources we provide. We expect success - wasted time and mediocrity are unacceptable.


We believe respect is dependent upon feeling safe, supported, engaged and valued. We know fairness, equality, truth, and civility are precursors to earning one's respect. We recognize and appreciate everyone's voice. We value diversity in individuals' backgrounds, experiences, approaches and ideas.


We believe operating without accurate knowledge is educational malpractice. It is our responsibility to continually seek current and relevant knowledge to guide our practices. We believe this is how we reach excellence. It is also our responsibility to transfer the need for knowledge to our students. A life-long learner seeks improvement for self and for the community as a whole. Knowledge sustains our journey.

  • 800 M. S. Couts Blvd, Suite 2, Springfield, TN 37172
  • 615-384-5588
Robertson County Schools