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Our Mission, Beliefs, and Goals

Our Mission, Beliefs and Goals

Our Mission

The mission of Lugoff Elementary School is to develop competent, confident, lifelong learners by creating a safe, child-centered environment where the school and community collaborate to help students attain their maximum potential. 

Our Beliefs

  • Elementary education and early intervention are critical to academic success.

  • All students can learn and will have the opportunity to learn through varied learning strategies.

  • The school environment will be safe and conducive to learning.

  • Our school is a community of learners where learning is an active and exciting lifelong process.

  • Effective learning takes place when students, teachers, parents, and the community work together.

  • A well prepared, optimistic, and enthusiastic staff is vital to a positive learning environment.

  • Everyone will be valued and treated with respect.

Our Goals

  • To give each student the opportunity to develop proficiency in academic skills through a well-rounded curriculum.

  • To allow each student to progress through his/her course of study as he/she achieves proficiency in the subject area.

  • To establish a foundation that will encourage continued academic growth and accomplishments.

  • To give each student guidance and encouragement in responsible citizenship and self-discipline.

  • To provide students with a challenging environment that will encourage their practical application of academic and life skills.

  • To broaden the horizon of each student by including activities to enrich his/her life.

  • To provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn through the implementation of the South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards (SCCCR).  The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. 

  • To help all students develop the world class skills and life and career characteristics of the Profile of the South Carolina Graduate.

Student Goals

Students will:

  • Assist the staff in creating and maintaining a safe environment

  • Respect themselves and all others as well as recognize and understand cultural diversity.

  • Be able to effectively use and apply technology in his/her daily life.

  • Master academic skills which are necessary for future success.

  • Develop a sense of responsibility for their actions and achievements.

  • Be able to make appropriate decisions regarding social decisions.

  • Be able to solve problems using critical and creative thinking.

  • Be enthusiastic learners and workers both individually and collectively.

  • Recognize and appreciate opportunities for continuous lifelong learning.

  • Develop a positive self-concept.              

Kershaw County School District

Vision:  The Kershaw County School District will empower and challenge all students to reach their full potential. 

The mission of the Kershaw County School District is to educate all students for success.


     We Believe:

  • All children can learn, and our schools must assist them in reaching their full potential.

  • A rigorous and comprehensive education prepares our students for the challenges of the twenty-first century.

  • Leveraging technology is essential for college and career readiness.

  • All stakeholders – families, schools & community - play a vital role in the education process.

  • A safe, healthy, and nurturing environment is essential for positive growth and development.

  • Quality public education is essential in a free, democratic society.

  • Our schools are accountable for academic achievement, together with developing good character, personal responsibility, and productive citizenship.

  • Our children’s achievement is best measured by a variety of assessments, skills and experiences.

  • Our community is strengthened by respecting, celebrating, and utilizing its diversity.

  • Successful schools have a positive impact on our community.

  • Our quality schools are led by highly motivated and nurturing staff.


Profile of the South Carolina Graduate 


Rigorous standards in language arts and math for career and college readiness

Multiple languages, science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), arts and social sciences



Creativity and innovation

Critical thinking and problem solving

Collaboration and teamwork

Communication, information, media and technology

Knowing how to learn



Integrity • Self-direction • Global perspective • Perseverance • Work ethic • Interpersonal skills