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Our Core Values

Our Decision Parameters:
To ensure the realization of our Vision, Mission, and Objectives and to practice our Beliefs and Core Values, the Dearborn Public Schools will make operational decisions within the following parameters…
While exercising decision making and implementing policy, we will at all times, model the Dearborn Public Schools Core Values.
At no time will we place a student in an unsafe environment.
The Dearborn Public Schools will ensure every student has the academic and social support to be successful within his or her classroom environment and to successfully prepare to meet his or her personal goals.


A few years ago, the Dearborn Public Schools sought input from many segments of the community and created a set of Core Values related to Character Education. These Core Values have served the District well.

The new revised Core Values stated as a part of this Strategic Plan speak to an adult audience and provide additional points of clarity we can use with students. These revisions are a reaffirmation of our existing Core Values with the express intent of extending application to the wider educational community.

Honesty – To demonstrate honesty, we need to…

  • Be truthful.
  • Keep our promises.
  • Treat all people fairly.
  • Know and do the right thing.

Respect for Self and Others – To demonstrate respect for self and others, we need to…

  • Make informed decisions.
  • Exhibit good behavior.
  • Be courteous and polite.
  • Demonstrate kindness toward others.
  • Acknowledge the rights of others

Responsibility – To demonstrate responsibility, we need to…

  • Think before we act.
  • Be accountable for our
    actions.
  • Admit mistakes and plan corrections.

Integrity – To exhibit integrity, we need to…

  • Be trustworthy.
  • Keep our promises.
  • Do our own work.
  • Be reliable.
  • Make the right choice even when not popular.

Courtesy – To exhibit courtesy, we need to…

  • Treat others as we wish to be treated.

Citizenship – To exhibit good citizenship, we must…

  • Respect the principles on which our country is founded.
  • Respect authority/obey the law.
  • Be an informed voter.
  • Volunteer within our community.
  • Be environmentally responsible.
  • Pursue life-long learning.