• The goal of the Poughkeepsie City School District is to support student growth and provide opportunities and access for them to maximize their potential in order to achieve success in school and beyond. Resoundingly, members of this community have articulated their desire to partner with the district its journey in achieving this goal.

    While it is no secret that significant challenges exist in our journey in creating a quality educational institution, it is important to note that where there is great challenge there are even greater opportunities.  The Poughkeepsie City

    School District is steadfast in its commitment to deliver on the democratic principle that an equal and high-quality education is every child’s civil right; and as educators and supporters of  Poughkeepsie City School District this must hold paramount in everything we do and stand for.

    To accomplish this, it is important that We embrace a shared Vision for what a quality educational experience will yield for our children and that we have a strategic roadmap that charts our Journey towards a Destination that fulfills a promise of creating and strengthening pathways to opportunity that will lead to the achievement and success of all PCSD students.

    The 2020-2025 strategic plan represents a substantial investment into the future of Poughkeepsie City School District students. Its success rests on staff, parents, community, and strategic partners working together to achieve our collective vision of the educational experience PCSD students should be college and career ready upon graduation – this strategic plan outlines the vision for this work in 2020 – 2025.