• SPPS Achieves is Saint Paul Public Schools’ district-wide strategic plan that sets goals for student achievement, guides decision-making, and focuses our efforts on long-term outcomes. This plan was created in 2018 and was adjusted in 2021 to include efforts to improve student outcomes after the COVID-19 pandemic.


    our mission

    Inspire students to think critically, pursue their dreams and change the world.


    Long-term Student Outcomes

    The SPPS Achieves Strategic Plan is shaped through six long-term student outcomes. These are key areas of achievement we want to improve in order to raise the performance of all students.




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    Decrease disparities in achievement based on race, ethnicity, culture and identity

    Increase achievement of English Learners

    Increase achievement of students receiving special education services

    Improve kindergarten readiness

    Increase academic growth in reading and math for all students

     Prepare all graduates for college, career and life



    District-Wide Priorities (Focus Areas)

    Strategic focus areas are what we need to do as a district to bring about positive change in student achievement. The strategic focus areas include:

    Systemic Equity Positive School and District Culture

    Effective and Culturally Relevant Instruction

    College and Career Readiness

    Program Evaluation and Resource Allocation  Family and Community Engagement

    Identify and address institutional and systemic inequities

    Create a shared sense of community to build trust and collaboration within and outside our schools

    Provide instruction in ways that are responsive to each student so they stay engaged and feel valued in the classroom

    Increase opportunities for students to envision their future, explore careers and prepare for postsecondary education

    Evaluate the effectiveness of current programs and make informed adjustments and investments

    Provide more opportunities for families and community members to have input in district decisions



    strategic plan initiatives

    Strategic initiatives are significant projects that will help make a difference in student learning and achievement.

    Strategic Plan initiatives (English)

  • Data

    Progress Monitoring 

    Review the SPPS Achieves framework and objectives, initial action plans, measurements for success, and progress reports.

  • Engagement

    Stakeholder Engagement

    SPPS is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the implementation of the strategic plan.


      • SPPS Achieves focus areas in Spanish

        SPPS Achieves initiatives in Spanish


      • SPPS Achieves focus areas in Hmong

        SPPS Achieves initiatives in Hmong


      • SPPS Achieves focus areas in Karen

        SPPS Achieves initiatives in Karen


      • SPPS Achieves focus areas in Somali

        SPPS Achieves initiatives in Somali