Our Mission

  • The mission of the CCSD and faculty/staff of Gaines Elementary is to inspire students to achieve at high academic levels through challenging and innovative learning opportunities that support the development of students’ individual talents.

Our Vision

  • We believe that…

    • Education is the key to a successful future.
    • Each member of the school community has responsibility for working towards achievement of the district’s vision.
    • High expectations promote academic excellence.
    • The diversity of people, perspectives and practices strengthens our school district.
    • A highly effective and innovative staff is essential to student learning.
    • Frequent, clear and consistent communication is essential among all school district stakeholders.
    • Positive learning environments are built on respect and encouragement where all individuals believe they can make a difference.
    • Caring and trusting relationships among students and adults in schools are vital to encouraging and promoting meaningful learning.
    • Safe, inviting, well-maintained schools are vital for teaching and learning.
    • Education is enhanced through access to technological resources, flexible learning environments and quality facilities.