Beliefs and Values


Mission Statement:
The mission of Pembroke Community Consolidated School District #259, a progressive rural district is to assure each student develops a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and character to maximize his or her potential – by providing quality staff and quality programs while engaging parental and community involvement in a caring and nurturing environment.



  • All people can learn
  • Honesty is necessary to sustain trusting relationships
  • All people have worth
  • A quality education enhances opportunities
  • Faith builds our minds and souls
  • Education is a shared responsibility of school, student, family and community
  • Personal discipline and effort are essential to one’s success
  • Individuals are responsible for their own choices and actions
  • A caring and nurturing environment is essential to one’s health and well-being
  • Individuals are responsible for contributing to their own community
  • Change demands that people learn throughout life
  • Motivation is essential for self-esteem and achievement
  • People have the power to rise above their circumstance



  • By the end of 2010, 100% of our students will meet or exceed state standards in Math and Reading
  • All students will develop and consistently demonstrate the character traits of respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, honesty, fairness and citizenship
  • Each student will complete a personalized plan in the areas of academics, creative arts and career exploration



  • We will develop and implement a plan to ensure all teachers are fully implementing the aligned curriculum, instruction, and assessment program using proven strategies and data-driven decisions
  • We will integrate and model character traits of respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, honesty, fairness and citizenship district-wide
  • We will improve the relationship among all stakeholders in order to empower family, community and staff as genuine partners in achieving our mission and objectives
  • We will design a system that will assist students in developing and completing personal plans related to academics, creative arts and career exploration
  • We will secure human and financial resources necessary for achieving our mission and objective



February 23-25/October 25-26, 2005

The following local residents, students, teachers, administrators and other community stakeholders participated in the development of District #259’s Five Year Strategic Plan:

Gaston Armour, Rev. Louis Barnes, Thesley Beverly, Rachel Bingham, Kendrea Crite, Sandra Ellison, Altha Finch, Larry Gibbs, Grant Goosby, Shirley Griffith, Erron Hall, Lillian Jackson, Miriam Kane, Davis Leggett Jr., Rebecca McMillan, Sheila O’Neil, Jo Ann Peoples, Donald Somerville, Tonia Thomas, Ida Thurman, Deane Tyson, Kenneth Vasser, Alvin Walker, Dave Williams, Kathleen Vaulx, Edna Dixon, Barbara Howery PH.D., Superintendent