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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 life-long 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