District Information

Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) is committed to providing a high quality education for every child in our school district. We believe by using a rigorous curriculum, offering an extensive range of courses, and providing a wide variety of extracurricular activities, our students will be prepared to succeed after graduation. Whether our graduates enroll in college, enter the military or workforce, or choose another post-secondary training program, we take great pride in knowing the futures of our students depend on us.

CGPS is fortunate to have the generous support of the business and faith-based communities in Southeast Missouri who recognize the importance of having a strong public school system. From monetary donations to investments of their time, our community partners play a vital role in allowing us to provide a unique educational experience for our students and families. Successful schools impact the growth of the entire region, and we are thankful to all those who have made a commitment to CGPS.

Collective Commitments

We will:

  • Work together in collaborative teams to teach the District curriculum.

  • Engage students through the use of instructional strategies identified as best practices.

  • Constantly monitor student learning through the use of formative and summative assessments and the review of student performance data.

  • Provide intervention strategies, including re-teaching and reassessing, for students who do not demonstrate proficiency. 

  • Provide enrichment opportunities for ALL students.

  • Provide a positive learning environment by establishing and teaching high behavioral expectations.

  • Maintain our schools in a safe and orderly manner.

  • Incorporate technology into the instructional process.

  • Evaluate all staff each year to identify areas of growth and needed improvement.

  • Engage in meaningful professional development to continuously improve student learning.

  • Maintain communication between school and home.

  • Promote community involvement in our schools.

Mission Statement

The Mission of Cape Girardeau Public Schools is to: 

Educate every student to be a successful, responsible citizen.

Vision Statement

A community of learners focused on success


Every student…every day!