Welcome Message from the Superintendent
School District Mission Statement
Port Jervis City School District,
in partnership with our community,
improve student achievement
prepare students to be productive and responsible
ready to meet the challenges of citizenship
in our ever-changing
Our Beliefs are principles that guide the Port Jervis City
School District’s efforts in achieving our Mission, identified
through the collaborative efforts of the District’s staff,
parents, and community.
students to be life-long learners requires recognition of each
student’s individual potential, while accepting the facts that
all students possess unique talents and abilities, and that not
everyone learns in the same way or at the same pace.
students deserve a learning environment which is safe, secure,
clean, drug-free, nurturing and positive.
acceptance of differences, trustworthiness, civility and civic
and school pride need to be cultivated, developed and modeled by
all in the school community.
and mathematical proficiency, literacy, appreciation of the
arts, problem solving, and communication skills are essential to
students’ future success.
management of district resources and facilities is fundamental
to providing quality instructional settings in a fiscally
development, and retention of effective personnel; ongoing
planning; and evaluation of initiatives are vital for continuous
of collaborative relationships between the school district,
families, and community partners must be recognized as
essential; and open communication with all maintained.
and communicating clear academic and behavioral expectations is
the school’s responsibility, while parents have a responsibility
to support these expectations and ensure that their child
attends school on a daily basis, prepared to learn.
prepares students to become productive and responsible citizens
and leaders who contribute to both their communities and the
larger global society.
The Port Jervis City School
District has a long history of providing an outstanding
educational environment for its diverse population of students.
Comprised of two elementary schools with 1,550 students, a 7-8
middle school with 500 students, and a 9-12 high school with
950 students, the district serves an area of 73 square
miles, encompassing the
City of Port Jervis and
portions of the towns of Deerpark, Mount Hope, Forestburgh,
and Mamakating, New York.
Additionally, the district educates secondary students
from Montague, New Jersey.