The mission of Auburn City Schools, the pinnacle of educational excellence, is to ensure each student embraces and achieves his or her unique intellectual gifts and personal aspirations while advancing the community, through a system distinguished by:
Compassion for others
Symbiotic relationships with an engaged community
The creation and sharing of knowledge
Inspired learners with a global perspective
The courage to determine our future
Elementary Grade Reconfiguration
To accommodate the continued growth in student enrollment, the Auburn City Schools Board of Education constructed a new elementary school on North College Street. The facility, Pick Elementary School, opened in August 2013. With eight elementary schools serving the students in kindergarten through grade five, system administrators proposed and approved a new map for school zones. Rather than creating eight elementary school zones, Auburn City Schools implemented four school zones, with each zone having two schools. The pair of schools serve students in a primary and intermediate grade range, with the first hosting students in grades K-2 and the second hosting students in grades 3-5.
To determine where a child is zoned, please select the School Site Locator
Strategic planning, defined as a method by which a community continuously creates artifactual systems to serve extraordinary purposes, has been approached as both a discipline and a process. With an intent to generate innovation and creativity and with a respect to the established traditions and reputation for excellence, it is the purpose of this plan to serve the students and community with a commitment to unprecedented possibilities and continuous discovery.
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[Board approved March 2013]
Community Forums - February 24 & 25
Community Forum Meeting Presentation
Community Forum Options Packet
Auburn City Schools Presents Facility Options
Auburn residents came out by the hundreds this week as options for city schools to accommodate rapidly increasing enrollment were presented.
Tracey Richter, a member of the Auburn City Schools facilities committee, went over the four options and gave a presentation on projected increased enrollment for the coming years. “The numbers are what the numbers are, and I can’t get around that,” he said. “The data show you have pushed your infrastructure as far as it can go.”
AHS Show Choir Performance
On Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. the show choirs of Auburn High School will be giving a special performance for the community. It is free of charge but donations are accepted at the conclusion of the show. We hope you can attend!
Auburn City Schools enrollment is climbing at a very rapid
In October 2013, Dr. Karen DeLano laid out the process that Auburn City Schools would use to move forward with providing facilities for the ever-growing student population.
That process has been progressing steadily over the last several months. A facilities committee has been working hard on determining what options exist for providing adequate physical space for our students. At the same time, a financial committee has been studying options on ways to help increase our ability to pay for such facilities.
Auburn City Schools makes $1.2 million budget cuts
To save funds for new facilities, the Auburn City Board of Education approved an amendment to the 2014 budget that will save the school system about $1.2 million.
Auburn City Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Karen DeLano said that the school board makes a budget amendment at the start of each calendar year, but this year’s amendment is considerably larger than usual because of the system’s facility needs.
“In our budget amendment tonight, you see our first action that will be taken based on results of the plans that I rolled out for you in October,” DeLano said. “(These are) our first budget cuts.”