The Germantown School District focus is on cultivating a learning community. We strive for significant academic achievement; emphasize and reward admirable behaviors; recognize individual student success; make student collaborations a part the growth experience; and, build a work ethic that becomes a lifelong characteristic of our graduates.
Germantown School District has always recognized the advantages of being a small school district. Admittedly, we do not resemble larger districts with a broad array of course offerings, and probably never will, at least not in the same way. But, we will never cede our distinction and capacity to foster a caring character, an inquisitive intellect and an appreciation for hard work.
The ambitious reform agenda adopted by the Commissioner and the New York State Board of Regents has helped Germantown to sharpen our focus. Our Commencement Goals will continue to guide us in preparing all students to be college and career ready. Furthermore, Germantown School District will constantly re-define itself as an educational institution in a modern age. We will do so by considering student performance data carefully and reflecting on professional practice.
We will measure our worth by how well our students perform and how well our teaching reflects the expectations the world has for our graduates. We will respond to the Regents call for high-level proficiency for all students; and, we will use multiple measures to evaluate their growth. Moreover, as a learning community, we acknowledge that we will only achieve success as educators by acquiring new skills and adopting new strategies.
Patrick J. Gabriel, Jr.
Superintendent of Schools