Our Promise to Families, Students, Staff, and the Community


The Johnston Community School District Board of Education, along with district leadership, is committed to investing in our personnel, students, and families to create one of the nation’s best educational systems. Below are the words that guide our work on a daily basis.


We commit all district resources to guide the learning of all students to graduate as confident learners with character, knowledge, and the skills to excel in any endeavor they pursue.


Creating a culture of excellence where students come first.

Adopted by the Johnston Board of Education on October 9, 1995
Revised : June, 2000; July, 2005; July, 2013; June 2020

What does this mean for families, students, and staff?

Most parents can agree: school is definitely not the same as it was when they went through it. Many can recall days spent trying to memorize content in areas like science, English, math, and social studies. The demands of the 21st Century and global workforce call upon students to have a deep understanding of the integration between content mastery, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, and global mindedness. Our classrooms must reflect the rapidly changing, diverse nature of the workforce and we believe our Portrait of Learner focuses on key areas for learners of all ages to grow and embrace.

Learn more about the Portrait of a Learner model