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Mission Statement

The mission of the Stafford Public Schools is to prepare ourstudents to assume productive, meaningful, and responsible roles in anincreasingly competitive global society.

The Community

The town of Stafford is a rural-suburban community with a population of approximately twelve thousand residents. It is located 27 miles northeast of Hartford, CT and about 30 miles southeast of Springfield, MA. Stafford is also in close proximity to Providence, RI and Boston, MA.

The Schools

Stafford enrolls approximately 1,550 students, grades PreK – 12, in five schools: three elementary, one middle and one high school. The mission of the school district is to enable all students to realize their full potential as lifelong learners and responsible citizens. This mandate is based upon the conviction that the dignity and worth of each child is of primary concern, and that the aim of education is to prepare and inspire our youth to assume meaningful roles in a culturally diverse, ever-changing world. Curriculum is designed to provide challenging, motivating and thought provoking educational experiences, which address the individual and diverse academic, social and emotional needs of all students.

Twenty-Five Points of Pride

Did You Know, Stafford Public Schools . . . . . 

  1. Has great students and an outstanding team of educators and support personnel
  2. Was recognized in 2015 as the “3rd Best District For your Buck in Connecticut”
  3. Offers a strong pre-kindergarten program
  4. Has a universal full-day kindergarten program since 2013
  5. Is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) at Staffordville School (through 2018) and West Stafford School (through 2020) for meeting high quality standards
  6. Has a Family Resource Center serving families with young children
  7. Utilizes early intervention strategies such as Reading Recovery, Teaching for Literacy Competency, and instructional support services
  8. Includes parent outreach at all schools
  9. Is a nationally recognized school district for interactive whiteboard technology and incorporates meaningful and innovative technology-rich environments that support student learning and leadership
  10. Since 2007, offers an after school program (called PASS) for students at Stafford Elementary School funded by a competitive state grant
  11. Offers substantial staff development, especially in reading, writing, and technology integration
  12. Regularly has staff participation and recognition in state and national education initiatives
  13. Has award-winning middle school and high school music performance groups
  14. Uses a fully integrated Scientific Researched Based Intervention (SRBI) system to promote student achievement in all schools
  15. Offers library media services for all students, PreK- 12
  16. Has a World Language program at the middle school
  17. Regularly outperforms DRG F districts, state averages, and surrounding schools on state assessments in Reading/English Language Arts, Math, and Science
  18. Offers an inclusion model for special needs students
  19. Consistently achieves SAT scores above state and national averages in all areas- Reading, Math, and Writing
  20. Offers the availability of earning college credit while attending SHS
  21. Includes numerous opportunities for international travel through our Music and World Language programs
  22. Consistently achieves a strong rate of students entering post-secondary education upon graduation- 10 year average of 85%
  23. Has an improving graduation rate- 95% in 2015; drop-out rate has been reduced by 11% since 2010
  24. Offers a Unified Arts and Sports program at Stafford High School; the Unified Sports program has been acknowledged for excellence
  25. Since 2009, Stafford athletes and coaches have been recognized as state level award winners for sportsmanship (four times), Athletic Director of the Year (2013), and Coach of the Year (2010, 2012)

For additional Points of Pride, please visit the individual school web pages.

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