Our Vision

It is the vision of Clyde Riggs Elementary to establish a learning community which empowers all educators and students to reach their greatest potential.


Our Mission

It is the mission of Clyde Riggs Elementary to provide a challenging, educational environment in which all students develop learning skills in order to prepare for college and career readiness.


Quality Instruction

  • Students will be the main focus of all we do.
  • Educators deliver high quality instruction using researched-based best practices which are guided by student performance results.
  • Educators provide explicit differentiated instruction by engaging students through diverse academic opportunities which create analytical thinkers.
  • Educators will actively participate and lead purposeful, job-embedded professional learning in order to improve student growth and achievement.


Collaborative Culture

  • Educators strategically plan rigorous, content-rich, standards-based lessons with grade level and vertical teams.
  • Purposeful communication is used to foster a trusting and supportive culture focused on student learning.
  • Diverse opinions are encouraged by all who are invested in growing our students academically.



  • Educators, parents, and community members will use the vision as a guide to build a successful school community.
  • Educators will work as partners with all school community members to share leadership responsibilities.
  • Leaders will establish and model high expectations and hold themselves and others accountable in order to sustain positive outcomes.


Resource Utilization

  • Student academic needs will be met through allocating reliable resources to provide instructional support.
  • A strong support system will be developed and sustained to retain high quality teachers.
  • A partnership with community businesses will aid in meeting resource needs for our school goals.
Clyde Riggs Elementary
211 Fountain Head Road • Portland, Tennessee 37148-1632 • Phone: 615-325-2391 • Fax: 615-325-5315
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