District Information

Our Mission... 
The Mission of the Mexico Public Schools is to foster in each student a positive self-image, critical and creative thinking skills, for each student to have at his or her command a specific grade level body of knowledge, responsible citizenship and adaptability in a changing technological society facilitated by a professional staff in cooperation with family and community in a safe, disciplined environment.

Professional Learning Communities...
Mexico Public Schools made a decision to implement Professional Learning Communities (PLC) in 2007. This means teachers, staff, and administrators are committed to successful learning for every student. Teachers focus on improving student achievement using collaboration time within the school day. Teachers clarify exactly what must be learned by each student and frequently evaluate their progress through the use of formative assessments. They also ensure interventions are in place for those who need extra time and provide enrichment activities for students who have already reached the goals (RtI or Response to Intervention). Through best teaching practices and active learning, students are engaged in the learning process and are provided feedback about their performance.

Each building’s leadership team guides staff and students to success. Team members are an active part of a training process provided by the University of Missouri Regional Professional Development Center. Part of this responsibility includes helping teacher teams create SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, RelevantTimely) based on student performance. SMART goals are used to guide teachers as they make decisions about effective instruction and also as they make decisions about making their building a better place for kids to learn and grow.

Our Data...

We routinely collect a great deal of data to gauge progress with our students. We use programs such as AIMSWEB and iREADY, among others, to help determine academic proficiency, and more importantly, to uncover where students need help.

In addition, the district gives the state-mandated MAP and EOC assessments during the late spring each school year. The results of state testing may be found on the DESE website by clicking here

NCLB(AYP)/ESSA...

With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Federal Government has moved beyond No Child Left Behind and the determination of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Accountability provisions under ESSA have lessened, and much of the burden, rightly so, has been shifted back to the states. Missouri's system is a continuation of a twenty plus-year program currently in its fifth version, MSIP 5. You can find information about MSIP 5 by clicking here.  Development of MSIP 6 is slated to begin soon. Mexico routinely scores very well on the state accountability system. 

Click here for the Final 2017-2018 Budget.