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The Petal Way

Mural painted on side of building. Says %22Home of the Petal Panthers%22

Mission Statement

The mission of the Petal School District is to empower all students with the attitude, knowledge and lifelong learning skills essential to thrive as responsible citizens in an ever-changing global society.

Core Values

  • A person's potential to learn is limitless.
  • All people have intrinsic worth.
  • Strength comes from engaging the full diversity of the community.
  • Teamwork is essential to the continuous success of an organization.
  • Family is the most important influence on the development of the individual.
  • People can direct their own future.
  • People are influenced more by what others do than what they say. 


We believe that student achievement grows through:

  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Ongoing Formative Assessment
  • Strong Instructional Leadership