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Vison and Mission

Portland Public Schools Vision and Mission

Vision: All learners will be fully prepared to participate and succeed in a diverse and ever-changing world. 

Mission: The Portland Public Schools are responsible for ensuring a challenging, relevant, and joyful education that empowers every learner to make a difference in the world. We build relationships among families, educators, and the community to promote the healthy development and academic achievement of every learner. 

Every Student is prepared & empowered

  • Pursuing high academic standards

  • Empowered to achieve in school, life, and work

  • A productive citizen of the city and the world

  • Respected and respectful to others

  • Personally connected to teachers, staff and the community

  • Nurturing curiosity, creativity, empathy, and personal wellbeing

Ocean Avenue Elementary School’s Mission and Beliefs 

Vision: Ocean Avenue Elementary School students will achieve their highest potential by being knowledgeable, principled, and courageous young people who promote a healthy and more peaceful world.

Mission: At Ocean Avenue Elementary School, a rigorous, inquiry-based curriculum helps our children develop into independent and creative thinkers, persistent learners, and internationally-minded citizens who are prepared to act with compassion and insight in a globalized society.