Mr. Tom Burton

  • Our mission at Princeton City School District is “Empowering each student for college, career, and life success.” The two key words of that statement, EMPOWERING and EACH, are put into action daily.

    The educators at Princeton take our mission seriously. A challenging learning environment is provided for each and every student. From preschool to graduation, academic opportunities are abundant and provide students with a course to EMPOWER them to be successful in the career path of their choice. Personalized learning, while developing skills and having multiple pathways, is critical to meet each student’s goals for future success.

    We are committed to raising expectations, increasing achievement, and preparing students for tomorrow. We recognize that there are several pathways for our students to choose on their way to a career. Princeton Vikings will graduate prepared to make the decision to enlist in the military, enter the workforce, or enroll in a program to further their education.

    We believe that in building strong relationships and partnerships with our families and community so that EACH of our students can be successful. Our teachers and staff are tremendous, work diligently, and are dedicated to providing quality instruction and strong responsive practices to student learning.

    Business and community partners are supporting our efforts by offering internships, resources, funding support, and mentoring. Princeton’s Work Ethic Certificate Program provides students with connections to career exploration while demonstrating sound moral principles based on industry standards, and data-driven assessments. After all, we are a community of learners!

    I am honored to be your superintendent and am committed to serving the Princeton City School District. Our district is rich in tradition and excellence. Let us continue to build upon our success and show our PRINCETON PRIDE! We know each of us can make the #VIKINGDIFF!

    Thank you for partnering with us to make every possible opportunity available for the children of our community. GO VIKES!

    Tom Burton
    Princeton City School District

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Tom Burton
This Is Princeton: Princeton City Schools offers many opportunities to meet the unique needs to empower each student for college, career, and life success. There’s something special about Princeton. It’s the Princeton Pride. It’s the Viking Pride. In fact, no matter where you go in our district you’ll see it. The motto itself is that we all make a VikingDiff…A Viking Difference, if you will. Personalized learning at the highest of all levels. That’s what we believe in. That’s what we are. So when asked, “What is Princeton?” This is Princeton #vikingdiff This is Me - Princeton Created to empower and inspire Princeton staff during Viking University, professional developments, the video features the PHS A Capella Choir. (We do not own the rights to this music.) The live performance will be featured during the Festival of the Arts. TED Talk: Finding resolution to questions both asked and unasked is one of the secrets to success in and out of education. To resolve a problem, to be resolute in action, to find resolution to an issue/problem is critical in the growth mindset. This Tedx will explore the critical mindset in confronting ourselves that ultimately allows us to advance as people and professionals. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.