Motivated to Achieve, Child-Centered, Service Driven - serves as the core values of the system.
Woven throughout the vision, mission and core values is the belief that ALL children can learn and be successful in life. The data-driven decision making process used by the system, the comprehensive District Strategic Plan and aligned Schools Improvement Plans that contain SMART goals, and the Professional Learning Communities model implemented in all schools help the system inch closer to realizing its mission and vision.
To fulfill the vision and mission of the school system, the Montgomery County Board of Education and Montgomery County Schools staff members have developed a strategic plan for the purpose of addressing critical issues facing our school system and the plan is reflective of our understanding that our students need to be highly skilled to compete in today's global economy and our belief that responsibility for learning is shared with family and community.
Montgomery County Schools wants to increase the recruitment and retention of highly qualified teachers and administrators. Upon the recruitment and retention of highly qualified workers, the school system wants to bridge achievement gaps and increase the graduation rate by setting high expectations for all students. Montgomery County wants its schools to be child centered, safe, orderly and inviting. It will take the help of the community and support of businesses to help obtain these goals.
There are six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and one learning academy within the school system. Four elementary schools are K-5, one is K-2, and one is 3-5. Montgomery County Schools has 827 employees (359 certified) and approximately 4,124 students. Seventy-five percent of students are economically disadvantaged (free and/or reduced lunch).
Montgomery County is located in the south-central part of North Carolina in the midst of the Uwharrie mountain range where the Uwharrie National Forest encompasses much of the 491 square miles of land. It has a total population of 27,638 with five municipalities (Troy, Candor, Star, Biscoe, and Mount Gilead) that provide basic essential services for its citizens. Children less than eighteen years of age make up 25.5% of the total population. Rural, heavily forested, and very hilly, Montgomery County has been designated as a “low wealth” county by the State.