Iowa City Community School District

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  • Celebrating our student achievements

We Welcome You!

  • ICCSD Apple Logo The Iowa City Community School District serves nearly 14,000 students and is the 5th largest school district in the state of Iowa. The District covers roughly 133 square miles with 18 preschool sites, 21 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, and 1 alternative high school. 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

District News

  • Registration Information for the 2019-20 School Year

    In preparation for the first day of classes on Friday, August 23, e-Registration will be open for the 2019/20 school year beginning Thursday, August 1. Once registration is open, parents and guardians can log into their PowerSchool account to complete the e-Registration process by using the following link...

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  • Upcoming Ribbon Cutting Celebrations

    The Iowa City Community School District will celebrate the completion of three construction projects with upcoming ribbon cutting celebrations. The following events are open to the public.

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  • Iowa Central School Bus Open House

    Is your student riding the bus this year? Are they (or you!) a little nervous? Are you interested in seeing the brand new fleet of buses for yourself? Do you have questions about school bus safety, or learning more about Iowa Central School Bus - Iowa City, the Iowa City Community School District's new school bus transportation provider?

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  • School Board Election Information

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors has four (4) seats up for election on November 5, 2019. Nominations for open seats can be filed between August 26, 2019 and September 19, 2019. The deadline to file is 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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  • Tate High to Temporarily Hold Classes at the Hoover Elementary (Court Street) Site During Construction

    As part of the District's Facilities Master Plan, Tate High School is currently undergoing a renovation and addition project. During construction, Tate High students and staff will temporarily hold classes at the Hoover Elementary School site on Court Street. The Tate High renovations are scheduled to be complete this December, after which staff and students will move back into the Tate High School location.

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Celebrating Our Employees

  • The following comments were received via our @BePositive campaign.

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  • "Samantha Goodman is a real professional in the true sense of the word. She interacts very well with her students, has a great sense of humor and handles all situations in a calm detached way. I have worked with her for two years and she sets the bar high in support staff professionalism" (Samantha Goodman, Paraeducator, Wickham Elementary School)

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  • "Diane Berns has been great to work with. I have worked closely with her for five years and she has always been professional, determined and great to work with. She has a difficult and sometimes thankless job and she deserves a high five and a big thank you!!" (Diane Berns, Medicaid Coordinator, Educational Services Center)

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  • "Mr. Neuzil is a teacher who truly cares. I have never had a teacher who cares more about his students then him. He truly understands the modern student and how to appreciate them and encourage. A very good person and a very good teacher!" (Gary Neuzil, Teacher, West High School)

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  • "Tricia is always so helpful and mindful of everyone she comes in contact with." (Tricia Perez, Secretary, Grant Wood Elementary School)

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  • "I absolutely enjoy being around Whitney. Talk about a ray of sunshine! She makes the room light up with her kindness!" (Whitney Wessling, Secretary, Wickham Elementary School)

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Superintendent's Message

  • Stephen Murley 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? A 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 toward 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.

    Stephen F. Murley
    Superintendent of Schools
    murley.stephen@iowacityschools.org

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