Mission Statement

The Serrano Intermediate School learning community is committed to the academic success of every student. We provide a safe learning environment that teaches our students responsibility, respect, and readiness and equips them for college and career.  In addition to this, we strive to develop character in our students and prepare them to make a difference in their classrooms, community and world.

Vision Statement

Serrano students will have access to effective educational tools, highly trained and committed staff, technology, and resources which will enable them to become well rounded, confident, critical thinking, collaborative and successful individuals.  Our learning environments will allow students to feel safe, challenged, and confident to take risks.  We seek to provide opportunities for staff, students, and parents to connect as a learning community.  Serrano is a school that respects diversity and honors its commitment to instilling positive values to our students and staff.

Guiding Principles

HIGH EXPECTATIONS: High expectations are set for ALL students to maximize their potential. ALL students have the ability to learn, and no student has the right to fail. Students needing help in achieving the standards receive support from the entire school community.

POSITIVE, CARING SCHOOL COMMUNITY: The school environment is safe, positive, and caring and supports the uniqueness of middle school students. Students are respected and valued by the school community.

QUALITY CURRICULUM: ALL students are engaged in a rigorous, standards-based curriculum. Strong exploratory and enrichment programs allow students to make informed academic and vocational choices.

MEETING DIVERSE ABILITIES AND CULTURAL NEEDS: Instruction is differentiated to meet the learning needs of students with a wide range of abilities, allowing them to build upon their personal strengths. The school community understands and appreciates the diversity of our students in their talents, personal characteristics, language backgrounds, ethnic or racial heritage, and cultural traditions.

Revised: July 2019