Our Mission and Vision...and how we make it happen!

Our Mission

Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School’s mission is to provide an environment that enables all students to grow academically, intellectually, socially and emotionally. We recognize the importance of celebrating diversity and culture in our community and identifying and disrupting systems of systemic bias. 


Our focus is on personalizing our environment; students start in different places.  By developing a growth mindset, we help them activate their passion and persistence, so all students can reach their highest potential.


The FDR community works together so our students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to be lifelong learners.  Our students will become college and career ready and are prepared for the emerging demands as global citizens of the technologically evolving 21st Century.  We focus on homecoming and return from the pandemic, as we rejoin, relearn and move forward.


Our Vision


At FDR HS we work to create supportive structures within a large high school, celebrating our
diversity and how it enriches us, by ensuring that every student:

Sees themselves in what they are exploring and how they are connected to the ever-changing
world around them via real-life applications based on current and enduring issues. Diversity

Has personalized opportunities to learn, grow and be exposed to rigorous and engaging
learning opportunities through an understanding of social justice and recognition of multiple
perspectives. Equity

Is known well by caring and supportive staff, who work in a variety of communities to educate
and empower all. Empowerment

Is prepared for the future by learning new technological platforms and developing plans for
college and career readiness. Persistence


Instructional Focus


At FDR we support students emotionally and engage them in coursework relevant to their lives.  This is especially important as we look toward our Homecoming, when we are all together once again for in-person learning in September 2021.  We recognize that the last 18 months have significantly impacted all members of our community, and that we must respond to this in order for us to move forward.


We will focus our professional learning on Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education grounded in literature and cross disciplinary connections.  We see the connection to CRSE and providing Social Emotional Learning support as our students return to school after the pandemic.  This is accomplished via the use of related essential questions, where our students can see themselves, their families and their experiences in their learning.  As a result of this shift, students will become more engaged and connected to the school community, resulting in higher academic achievement and gains in text based, mathematical and technological literacies.


FDR, where success equals Diversity, Equity, Empowerment and Persistence