Iowa City Community School District

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  • 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 average when compared to both state and national numbers. We aim to create an exemplary school district which is acknowledged for the caliber of our graduates, the quality of our staff, and the excellence of our programs.

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  • Thank you to our community...

    The Iowa City Community School District would like to thank the community for coming out to voice their opinion on the District’s General Obligation bond referendum. There was a strong turn-out for this school election and we are grateful to have a community that is so highly engaged in the work of the District.

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  • National Merit Scholar Semifinalists Announced

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District is proud to announce that 31 District students have been named with this honor.

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  • District Flu Vaccine Clinics Scheduled

    The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will once again be offering flu vaccination clinics in all of our schools. Flu protection is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older.

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  • Response to Title IX Re-evaluation

    On Thursday, September 7th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education would be re-evaluating Title IX and the 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter” guidelines that protect students from sexual harassment in grades K-12 and on college campuses.

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  • City High School Selected as 'Most Beautiful High School in Iowa'

    City High School has been named 'the most beautiful high school in Iowa' by a national magazine called "Architectural Digest". The following link shows photos of one school from each of the 50 states.

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  • 2017 ACT Results Released

    The Iowa City Community School District is excited to share the District’s ACT data for 2017 tested graduates. We are proud to report that once again this year the District's average composite ACT score of 25.0 exceeds the state's average of 21.9.

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Superintendent Message

  • Stephen Murley When people think about our schools, words like traditional and established come to mind, but also responsive, innovative, creative, and progressive. For over 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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