Harry E. James

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Mission & Vision


The mission of Harry E. James Elementary School is to educate each student for lifelong learning and to be a responsible, productive citizen in a global community.   We want every child to achieve his or her maximum potential in a challenging, engaging environment. 

  • Achieve full state accreditation


    Provide a safe learning environment


    Offer the most appropriate educational opportunities to each student


    Increase parental and community involvement


    Increase staff retention


    Foster positive relationships

We believe that student learning is the chief priority of our school.

  • We believe that all students can learn.
  • We believe students learn best when they are actively engaged in problem solving and critical thinking learning experiences.
  • We believe curriculum and instructional practices should incorporate a variety of instructional approaches to accommodate differences in learning styles.
  • We believe each student is a valued individual with unique intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs.
  • We believe the commitment to continuous school improvement is essential.
  • We believe every child must acquire the skills, understanding, and attitudes that will enable him/her to be a positive, contributing member of our society.
  • We believe students are more successful when they accept responsibility for their actions and learning.
  • We believe cultural diversity can increase students' understanding of different peoples and cultures.