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Goffstown School District Info

Mission Statement:


The mission of School Administrative Unit #19 is to develop and support an educational community that advances rigorous standards for learning for all students, resulting in high student achievement.

SAU #19 Vision Statements:

The Educational Community is responsible for setting high standards for student learning.

The Educational Community communicates and analyzes district, school and student expectations and achievements.

The Educational Community fosters individual and group responsibility.

The Educational Community promotes and holds individuals accountable for a safe and caring environment.

The Educational Community instills a lifelong desire for learning; recognizing this as an ongoing process.

The Educational Community develops student and staff ability to problem solve, make decisions involving creative and critical thinking, research, and application.
Our schools are adaptable and flexible in an ever-changing environment.

SAU #19 Educational Goals:

In partnership with family and community, our goals are as follows:

All students will develop reading ability in order to comprehend content materials at or beyond what is required at each level.

All students will develop their writing skills in order to communicate effectively in each content area.

All students will acquire mathematical skills and applications at or beyond the level needed to succeed in each content area.

All students will participate in educational experiences beyond the core curriculum and the boundaries of the traditional classroom (such as community service, athletics, student council, band, drama, etc.).

SAU #19 Educational Community Roles:

The purpose of our schools is to promote learning. While learning occurs primarily through faculty and student interaction, each member of the Educational Community serves an important role in Advancing Student Learning. The following statements are examples of those roles. They are not intended to be all-inclusive.

Student Roles:

To take responsibility for their own learning by setting learning goals for themselves.

To treat all members of the learning community with respect.

To take an active role in expanding learning beyond the classroom.

To be a role model to other students of appropriate behavior and learning. Support Staff Roles

To support students in attaining their learning goals.

To support classroom and school environment in assisting students to reach their goals.

To take an active role in modeling appropriate behavior and learning.

To continue to learn and to upgrade skills to assist in the school community.

Educator Roles:

To look upon student learning as their number one responsibility.

To employ a variety/range of instructional strategies to insure student achievement.

To utilize research, knowledge and experience to enhance student outcomes.

To create a learning environment that supports learning.

To assist students with setting learning goals at the beginning of each school year.

To be a role model to students and the community of appropriate behavior and learning.

To continue to advance and upgrade their own professional growth.

To provide students with opportunities for learning and involvement beyond the classroom experience.

Administrator Roles:

To act as cognitive coaches for staff; they model good teaching.

To support exploration and experimentation in teaching and learning.

To act as role model to students, staff and community of appropriate behavior and learning.

To continue to advance and upgrade their own professional growth.

Parents/Guardians/Caregivers' Roles

To set high standards of learning at home.

To promote a healthy environment at home.

To send their children to school ready to learn.

To act as role models of behavior and leaning.

To help and support children at home with their learning.

To be involved in their child’s school through assisting and volunteering.

To support an appropriate school district budget.

To serve in a partnership with school personnel in educating children.

To support and encourage their children to become involved beyond the classroom.

SAU Office Roles:

To provide appropriate plan and resources to meet goals.

To provide district employees with the support and encouragement to carry-out their specific roles.

To serve as role models for the educational community of appropriate behavior and learning.

To continue to upgrade and advance their own professional growth.

To provide evaluation materials to be used as pre-post testing guidelines to measure growth.

To provide resource materials, personnel and support for students identified as not being able to accomplish academic goals by the end of each school year.

To develop resource guides for each curriculum area that include classroom expansion activities.

To draft a scoring rubric for writing which will be consistently used throughout the SAU.

To identify the mathematics benchmarks selected as level of competency to be used for each grade level.

To provide supportive and efficient Business Services to each school and district.

To provide specialized student services and support through Special Education Services. School Boards Roles.

To develop and support a realistic and appropriate budget to the educational community.

To serve as role models of appropriate behavior and learning.

To be visible to the educational community in school activities and functions.

To be open and encouraging of district employee dialogue and discussion.

To be active members of district initiatives.

To open the dialogue with the greater community on the role of the school in the community.

Communities' Roles:

To support a realistic and appropriate budget.

To assess the effectiveness of the learning community.

To support opportunities for expanding learning in the community.

To support learning opportunities beyond the classroom.

To be actively engaged in setting high standards for the educational community.

Goffstown School District is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 3056
No. of Schools: 4

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