The mission of Herrin Community Unit School District No. 4 is to provide an appropriate educational program and learning environment that will effectively:

              Meet the educational needs of its students and citizens.

              Help its students accomplish educational goals that are significant, durable, and transferable.

 Appropriate Educational Program:

             The program will encompass classroom, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities specifically designed for students whose needs are met through special education, vocational education, academic education and community education.

 Appropriate Learning Environment:

             Facilities and grounds which are conducive to acquiring knowledge, attitudes and skills because students and staff are physically and psychologically safe and focused on accomplishing clearly-defined objectives and goals.

 Meet the Educational Needs:

            Such needs consist of those learnings that each person must have to function as a responsible, productive member of society and to make it possible for the person to realize personal goals.

 Students and Citizens:

            Students are those who are enrolled in a regular program offered by the District or through the Williamson County Regional Vocational System and the Williamson County Special Education District.

 Goals That are Significant, Durable and Transferable:

A significant educational goal is one in which the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes that are acquired will affect how a person will live his/her life. 

 A durable educational goal is one in which the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes that are acquired will be useful for much, if not all, of a personís lifetime.

 A transferable educational goal is one in which the knowledge, skills and/or attitudes that are acquired can be applied directly to another educational program, to the world of work and/or to oneís personal life.