Evergreen Public Schools are committed to eliminating the predictability of outcomes by demographic group and we strive to be a diverse community of schools that provides each member with the opportunities, access, resources, and support they need to be successful. With this in mind, our goal is to recruit, hire and retain employees of all racial ethnic/cultural, and national backgrounds who will bring their unique talents and skills into our educational institution to encourage students to thrive academically. Our district aims to provide an equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for all students and staff to succeed in a racially and culturally diverse local, national and global community. In Evergreen Public Schools "We believe that students are our customers and decisions must be made on the basis of what is best for each child." Viewing students as the customer is a fairly new concept in education. When asked who our customers were, school folks would list parents, community members, elected government officials, business owners, etc., but we rarely, if ever, thought of students as our customers. For our students to be successful and world-competitive in the 21st century, we as educators must change our thinking and treat students as customers, not as the end product.
As one of the largest school districts in the state of Washington, Evergreen Public Schools encourages a collaborative instructional model and use of Professional Learning Communities to learn best teaching practices and design quality lessons and assessments. Initiatives include personalized learning using the workshop instructional model and emphasis on engagement and graduation attainment for all students.