Iowa City Community School District

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District News

  • Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Children Ages 5-11

    If your child received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the ten clinics held at our schools between November 8-18, they are eligible for the second dose of the vaccine. Please check the date on the back of your child’s vaccine card. This is the date of their second dose.

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  • Updated Mask Requirements in Schools

    On October 8, 2021, a preliminary injunction was granted regarding the State of Iowa’s mask requirement ban. Based on this decision, the Iowa City Community School District will continue to require face masks for all students, staff, and visitors in our buildings and on our campuses.

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  • District Announces 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of the Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District congratulates the following seniors in the District who have earned this honor.

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  • Hills Elementary School named National Blue Ribbon School

    Hills Elementary School is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School for 2021. The award names Hills Elementary as a High Performing School recipient.

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  • Junior High and High School Quarantine Protocols Update

    When a positive COVID-19 case is identified in one of our secondary schools, communication will be sent to inform individuals/families of the potential exposure and offer the choice to self-quarantine should that be the individual’s/family’s preference.

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  • 2021-22 School Year Health and Safety Guidance

    We encourage you to review our updated Iowa City Community School District Health and Safety Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year. Additional information can be found on our District’s 2021-22 Return to Learn website.

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  • ICCSD Apple LogoThe Iowa City Community School District serves over 14,000 students and is the 5th largest school district in the state of Iowa. The District covers roughly 133 square miles with 19 preschool sites, 21 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 1 alternative high school, 1 online school, and our Transition Services Center, a program for special education students ages 18-21. Our high schools rank among the best in the state, and our ACT test scores sit well above the state and national averages. We aim to create an exemplary school district that is acknowledged for the caliber of our graduates, the quality of our staff, and the excellence of our programs.

    Iowa City Community School District Strategic Plan

Superintendent's Message

  • Matt Degner When people think about our schools, words like traditional and established come to mind, but also responsive, innovative, creative, inclusive, and progressive. For more than one hundred years, the Iowa City Community School District has been the instructional leader in eastern Iowa, across the state, and throughout the nation. 

    What makes the Iowa City Community School District so special? Talented and dedicated staff is the foundation of our success. Walking through the halls of our schools, you will notice the pride our employees take in their work. Everything we do is focused on providing the finest educational opportunities for the children of our community. Expectations are high — for students and employees — and it shows time and time again in the recognition of our people and programs.

    Our community sets a high priority on the education of its youth. Strong, open communication and efficient use of tax dollars are cornerstones of citizen support for the District’s educational programs. Community partnership and input into our planning are key components of our schools’ success.

    There are many ways to measure the quality of education in a community. We feel confident that you will find that quality is the hallmark in each of our schools. When you visit our classrooms, you will see firsthand what educational excellence is all about in the Iowa City Community School District.

    Matt Degner
    Superintendent of Schools
    degner.matt@iowacityschools.org

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