Philosophy/Goals

The Mission of Gretna Public Schools
is to accept all students unconditionally
and maximize their potential.

The philosophy of the Gretna Public School System is to provide an equal educational process in relation to the characteristics and needs of the individual student and the community this school serves. The purpose of the school are to challenge the student to discover, develop, and supply knowledge in a changing, complex society and to extend learning experiences designed to motivate individual creativeness and develop a positive self image. Thus, the Gretna Public School System will seek to accomplish these purposes through the commitment and involvement of every person in the community.
Goals of the Gretna Public Schools:
  • To develop a positive educational environment that accepts all students and emphasizes their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development.
  • To adopt financial policies that ensure quality educational facilities, equipment, and materials to aid in the accomplishment of the district╩╝s educational goals.
  • To attract and retain highly qualified personnel and promote opportunities for their professional growth and development.
  • To develop students╩╝ knowledge and values so they will be effective participants in our democratic society.
  • To develop academic skills in the areas of reading, writing, computing, listening, and speaking so students may effectively interact in our society.
  • To provide opportunities for students to gain an appreciation for the fine and performing arts.
  • To provide educational programs, which allow students to identify and achieve their career goals and emphasize the value of hard work.
  • To introduce students to a variety of activities which encourage them to develop morally, physically, socially, academically, emotionally and spiritually.



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