Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) is committed to providing a high quality education for every child in our school district. We believe by using a rigorous curriculum, offering an extensive range of courses, and providing a wide variety of extracurricular activities, our students will be prepared to succeed after graduation. Whether our graduates enroll in college, enter the military or workforce, or choose another post-secondary training program, we take great pride in knowing the futures of our students depend on us.
CGPS is fortunate to have the generous support of the business and faith-based communities in Southeast Missouri who recognize the importance of having a strong public school system. From monetary donations to investments of their time, our community partners play a vital role in allowing us to provide a unique educational experience for our students and families. Successful schools impact the growth of the entire region, and we are thankful to all those who have made a commitment to CGPS.
Work together in collaborative teams to teach the District curriculum.
Engage students through the use of instructional strategies identified as best practices.
Constantly monitor student learning through the use of formative and summative assessments and the review of student performance data.
Provide intervention strategies, including re-teaching and reassessing, for students who do not demonstrate proficiency.
Provide enrichment opportunities for ALL students.
Provide a positive learning environment by establishing and teaching high behavioral expectations.
Maintain our schools in a safe and orderly manner.
Incorporate technology into the instructional process.
Evaluate all staff each year to identify areas of growth and needed improvement.
Engage in meaningful professional development to continuously improve student learning.
Maintain communication between school and home.
Promote community involvement in our schools.
The Mission of Cape Girardeau Public Schools is to:
Educate every student to be a successful, responsible citizen.
A community of learners focused on success
Every student…every day!