Core Values, Mission, Vision

At Curvin McCabe School, because we are Considerate and Motivated, we are Successful

    We believe:

  • Every individual can learn so they are college and career ready by high school graduation.
  • High expectations and high standards for all learners result in higher achievement.
  • Every child and every family is of equal value and deserves respect.
  • Every individual in the community has a responsibility for the education and well being of its member.
  • All children deserve to come to school ready to learn every day.
  • The strength of diversity is an asset.
  • The strength of a community is its ability to advocate for all its children.
  • Well prepared learners meet the challenges of a global competitive society

The mission of Curvin McCabe School, in partnership with its children, families and community is to prepare every student for lifelong learning and work in the 21st century by:

  • Demonstrating respect, tolerance, and acceptance of others
  • Working together as a team with effective communication
  • Upholding high expectations based on Common Core Learning Standards and 21st Century Skills
  • Integrating the arts and classroom curricula
  • Maintaining an engaging and safe climate of inquiry
  • Persevering in the pursuit of goals

Our vision is to provide a school where all students, parents, and teachers hold learning in high regard with the expectation that all students will acquire the foundations necessary to be college and career ready upon high school graduation.

Our Motto is:  At Curvin McCabe, because we are Considerate and Motivated, we are Successful.


All students will improve math problem solving and computational skills as measured by the STAR assessment with a schoolwide median SGP of 53 on Spring 2015 benchmark testing. 

All students will improve their ability to write effectively throughout the content areas supporting analytical observations with evidence as measured by a 5% increase of the numbers of students meeting proficiency on District Writing Benchmark Tasks in the area of conventions and organization (k-2) and key ideas/details (3-5) in Spring of 2015.

We will frequently communicate with families about their child(ren)’s learning and increase opportunities for family involvement in which 80% of parents will indicate they have gained a skill to help their child learn at home and school as measured by a score of 3 or higher on exit surveys at the conclusion of educational family nights.

All students  (gr 3-5) will improve reading analysis and interpretation of literary and informational text as measured by the STAR assessment with a schoolwide median SGP of 56 on Spring2015 benchmark testing. 

All students (k-2) will improve  fluency and foundational literacy skills as measured by the DIBELS NEXT assessment with 80% of students meeting proficiency in the core indicator for their grade level (PSF, WWR, ORF)

To see the full version of our school improvement plan, click below
Curvin SIP14-16.doc