Education is a partnership!

    The mission of the John J. Shaughnessy Elementary School community is to create life-long learners.

    The John J. Shaughnessy Elementary School administration, staff, families and community form a vital partnership with the goal of student success.  We accomplish this by focusing on essential academic standards, while challenging each student to reach their highest level of development.  We create an atmosphere which encourages positive self-concepts, by respecting and building on individual student strengths.  We hold ourselves accountable for implementing, reinforcing and supporting the fundamental elements of effective teaching and learning.  Our students are actively involved in the learning process, while developing the intrinsic motivation to succeed.  Ultimately, through the effort and commitment of our partnership,  John J. Shaughnessy School students will be life-long learners and responsible citizens.


  • Shaughnessy Sharks are Smart, High Achieving, Accountable, Respectful, and Kind Students.