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The Mission Statement Committee worked hard and long to capture a succinct statement that embraced the essence of what education and Cook County Schools was committed to accomplish. Our mission is quite simply:

Success for Each - Respect for All!


The Cook County School District is committed to academic excellence. We promote success for each student through high expectations and responsiveness to the individual student’s needs. Our culture fosters respect for all members of the school community, recognizing and welcoming our diversity. We provide a safe environment in which mental and physical health is a priority. We honor collaboration with student, family, and community stakeholders in the educational process. We work together to set and meet goals that will fulfill our vision. In a mutual effort of vigilance we will monitor and adapt our performance.