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About Southwest Local School District

Southwest Local School District
 
The District is comprised of:
 
William Henry Harrison High School - Grades 9-12
Harrison Junior School - Grades 6-8
Crosby Elementary - Grades K-5
Harrison Elementary - Grades K-5
Miamitown Elementary - Grades K-5
Whitewater Valley Elementary - Grades K-5
 
 
Our Mission: "Academic and Social Growth for all students, every day!"
 
Our Motto: "Excellence through Relationships"
 
Our Core Values: Trust, Respect, Ownership and Leadership
 
  
We believe . . .
 
- Education needs to take a leadership role in improving society.
 
- In a working partnership among students, parents, staff and community that takes responsibility for learning and is committed to excellence in education. 
 
- In providing the best possible learning environment by hiring, developing and retaining quality personnel.
 
- Quality education depends on appropriate educational resources.
 
- In our ever-changing society, students need experiences that include the basics and provide activities to develop problem solving, decision making and creative thinking skills.
 
- In maximizing students' potential, recognizing their differences and adapting the overall learning process to meet individuals' need.
 
- Education is a lifelong process that occurs both inside and outside the classroom.
 
- In promoting independent learning through discipline, motivation and high expectations
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- In promoting and improving positive self-esteem.
 
- In teaching democratic principles that promote good character and citizenship.
 
- In providing activities/programs that help develop well-rounded students who can cope with everyday pressures.
 
- In instilling recognition of and respect for the rights, thoughts, feelings and contributions of others.
 
- In the continuous evaluation and revitalization of the educational system