2023 Strategic Plan Goals

In support of the Strategic Plan, we will develop goals to highlight key milestones and deliverables. These goals provide a framework for us to check in on our work, assess our progress, and adjust where needed to ensure we are moving toward 2023.


In October 2018, we launched our five-year Strategic Plan. The plan outlines our new vision, mission, and values, which were co-designed by our Board, staff, community. It also introduced our six key priorities: 1) High-Quality Instruction; 2) Student Well-Being; 3) Exceptional Staff; 4) Climate and Culture; 5) Family and Community; 6) Organizational Alignment. We use these priorities to build focus and common understanding around the strategies and programs we are implementing and define what we plan to achieve by 2023, the final year of our plan.


Goal 1: Students feel safe, affirmed, and inspired to achieve high levels of social-emotional well-being regardless of background.

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  • The percent of students reporting a positive school climate on the Panorama student survey will increase by at least 5 percentage points at each school level (elementary, middle, high), with no significant decreases in any subgroup (race, income, English Language Learners, and students with disabilities).
  • We will explore adding a measure of students’ inspiration in year two.


Goal 2: Students feel affirmed and inspired to achieve high levels of academic success and outcomes are not predicted by race or income.

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  • At least 90% of the current Class of 2029 meet state standards in ELA and math by the end of fifth grade, while meeting WSIF goals for all subgroups (race, income, English language learners, and students with disabilities).
  • At least 90% of the current Class of 2026 meet state standards in ELA and math by the end of eighth grade, while meeting WSIF goals for all subgroups (race, income, English language learners, and students with disabilities).
  • At least 98% of the current Class of 2022 will graduate on time, unless their individual plan designates additional time (e.g. an intentional five- or six-year path to graduation for students with disabilities or students learning English.)
  • At least 80% of our students receiving ELL services will be on track to exit those services within six years.
  • On the SBA English Language Arts and math exams, the gap between our highest and lowest scoring racial subgroups in grades 3-5 and 6-8 will be reduced by at least half, by improving results for the lowest scoring groups while maintaining or increasing proficiency levels of the highest scoring groups.
  • Students in grades K-12 will make at least a year’s worth of growth each year. District will develop indicator measures in select key grades and subjects, representing both elementary and secondary grades, by the end of Year 3, and will have baseline values by the end of Year 3.

Goal 3: Students effectively problem solve and lead for positive local and global change by developing global awareness and cultural competency, and learn advanced skills in processing and applying information through the effective use of technology and engineering.

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  • At least 90% of students show proficiency in global awareness and cultural competence by completing a Performance Tasks in 2nd, 6th, and 12th grade. Baseline available in June 2020.
  • At least 90% of students show proficiency in computer science by completing a performance task and assessment in 4th grade. Baseline available in June 2020.
  • At least 90% of students show proficiency in using technology to design solutions by completing a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) performance task in 10th grade and in one other grade from K-8. Additional grade level will be selected by October 2019. Baseline available in June 2020.


Goal 4: The culture in the Bellevue School District is welcoming to all employees, attracting and retaining high quality, engaged staff.

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  • At least 70% of staff report high levels of engagement on our staff engagement index. Baseline available in January 2020.
  • Reduce the rate of attrition for all staff, including individual subgroups, within the first five years of employment by 10% each year. Baseline available in September 2019.


Goal 5: Families, particularly those who have been traditionally marginalized, are more informed, better able to find support, and are more empowered to contribute to student success.

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  • At least __% of families report they feel informed, supported, and empowered to contribute to their student’s success as measured by the Family Satisfaction Survey and subgroup gaps will be reduced by 2 percentage points. Baseline available in June 2020.
  • 20% Family Satisfaction Survey Participation Rate for each subgroup (by race).
  • An additional measure of success will be added and assessed in Year Two (i.e. 2019-20) to measure central office customer service satisfaction rates. This measure will be refined for years three through five. Measure will be piloted in Transportation and Human Resources during the ‘19-’20 school year. Pilot will begin in November. Baseline available by June 2020.