Mission

Our Mission:

At Jessie Whaley Maxwell Elementary, we, in partnership with parents and community, develop our students’ independence, critical thought, and enduring love for learning.

Who We Are:

At Maxwell, we intentionally create a positive, cohesive, proactive school culture in service of achieving our mission – developing our students’ independence, critical thought, and enduring love for learning. Our team lives by our DPS shared core values, as we have “students-first” at the forefront of everything we do.

Our school-wide culture at Maxwell is build through consistent teaching of our Maxwell Core Values. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Our Maxwell Core Values:

  • Integrity – We do the right thing, even when no one is looking. We are kind, we tell the truth, and we keep our promises. We treat others as we would like to be treated.
  • Courage – We are brave enough to try. We set high goals. We have the determination and tenacity to never give up.
  • Joy – We choose to create a loving, smiling, positive community. We love learning and are passionate about what we do.
  • Equity – We are fair. We celebrate our differences and believe that every one of has talent and potential.
  • Collaboration – Together as a team, we think, we work, and we create in order to reach our goals.