Living our Values Beyond the Classroom

At Princeton Public Schools, our mission is to “develop in EVERY learner the ability to succeed in an ever-changing world.” We try to live that mission every day, using our values to drive our decisions. 

I recently spoke to the students of Princeton High School, sharing with them some of those values that I believe make our Princeton Tigers great. As superintendent, I often say, “it’s not just about me; it’s about WE.” That motto has served us well as we work to foster a school climate of respect, collaboration, and positivity.

I believe we live in the best country in the world, with the freedom for everyone to pursue and achieve the American dream. We are an institution of public education, meaning that every kid who walks through our doors should have equal opportunities to fulfill their full potential. 

However, while pursuing our goals and dreams, we must not infringe on someone else’s right to pursue their own. Discriminatory comments and bullying are harmful both socially and emotionally and because they intrude on someone's right to an education. We will not tolerate racial discrimination, bullying or acts of hate. It is essential that every student feels safe and respected in school. 

Our students will always be Tigers, and I expect them to live up to what that means. I see fantastic examples of mutual respect and compassion every day in classrooms, hallways, libraries and lunchrooms, and I encourage families to continue this conversation of respect at home. 

Our Tigers can be positive leaders both in and out of our school system. We want our district to be a place of pride: where families are proud to live, where staff are proud to work, where students are viewed as role models. Together we are #TigerStrong!

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Princeton Public Schools and Palmer Bus Service partner together to provide transportation services to our families on a daily basis. Please read these details carefully if your students need busing starting fall 2022.

At Princeton Public Schools, our mission is to be an innovative leader in instruction, developing in EVERY learner the ability to succeed in an ever-changing world. ‘Every’ is the keyword—not every child has the same path to learning, and an essential part of our mission is to identify the support that each child needs to succeed.

We are so excited to welcome the Class of 2035 to Princeton Primary School! It's not too late to register your student for kindergarten this fall--we have a place for your tiger cub in our traditional and Spanish Immersion classrooms! 

The annual PHS Greenhouse sale is coming up! The high school ag classes grow flowers, fruits and vegetables every spring, which are available to the community.