Mission & Vision

Mission Statement

The Los Gatos Union School District will provide equitable learning opportunities to educate all children to their unique potential by teaching, modeling and supporting the skills, and attitudes that contribute to their development as globally and socially responsible citizens demonstrating stewardship and “service above self”.

Vision Statement

To achieve academic excellence, we believe the LGUSD Student Success Profile will prepare all children to thrive in a diverse and ever-changing world.

Student Success Profile

To enable academic and social success, all LGUSD students will demonstrate growth in these attributes:

Critical Thinking

Understand the “bigger picture” and propose creative solutions that are mindful of the larger impact to the world around them.
Consistently improve the quality of one’s own thinking by skillfully self- reflecting, analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing meaning.
Apply disciplined but flexible thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence or experience.
Constructively assess and appropriately challenge the status quo.



Demonstrate awareness, sensitivity, concern and respect to connect with others’ feelings, opinions, experiences, and culture.
Have the ability to imagine (or vicariously experience) what others are thinking, feeling, or experiencing and offer support when necessary.
Demonstrate personal, civic, social, local, and global responsibility through ethical and empathetic behaviors.
Value and embrace diverse cultures and unique perspectives through mutual respect and open dialogue.



Understand, negotiate and balance diverse views and beliefs to reach workable solutions.
Manage conflict – turning conflict into a positive outcome.
Have the ability to disagree while maintaining focus on an end goal.
Create the environment or the conditions that empower others to grow and succeed.
Build relationships with others through trust and compassion.
Have an awareness of different leadership styles.
Take responsibility for your part of a team project and empower others to do their part.




Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively and clearly using oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills in a variety of contexts.
Actively listen effectively to decipher meaning, including knowledge, values, attitudes, and intentions.
Elicit diverse perspectives from others.
Have the ability to use communication for a range of purposes and audiences.
Understand the goal and intent of communicating while being comfortable, confident, and enthusiastic.



Learner's Mindset

Develop positive attitudes and beliefs about learning.
Be proactive in learning while possessing the desire to learn, unlearn and relearn.
Embrace curiosity to experience new ideas.
Develop steadfastness in achieving success despite difficulty, opposition, and/or failure.
Understand that setbacks and resilience/perseverance are part of the learning process.
Become energized by new learning and insights, including those different from currently held ideas, beliefs, and values.



Demonstrate flexibility when acclimating to various roles and situations.
Work effectively and confidently in a climate of ambiguity and changing priorities.
Demonstrate agility in thoughts and actions.
Respond productively to feedback, praise, setbacks, and criticism.
Understand that failure can be part of success and quickly pivot to keep moving forward.