Iowa City Community School District

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Student Achievements

  • 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

  • 2019-20 Elementary Attendance Areas

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting. The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link: www.IowaCitySchools.org/DistrictMaps.

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  • Elementary Voluntary Transfer Update

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve changes to the elementary voluntary transfer guidelines beginning in the 2019-20 school year. The updated voluntary transfer guidelines and form can be found at www.IowaCitySchools.org/VoluntaryTransfers.

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  • Schools Serving as Election Polling Sites

    We have received multiple inquiries regarding our schools serving as election polling locations. While we understand the concern of allowing our schools to be open to the public throughout the school day, we are required by State Statute 49.24 to make our facilities available for this purpose.

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  • Iowa City Community School District Receives $310,000 Commitment from ACT to Implement AVID Program

    The Iowa City Community School District announced a three-year, $310,000 commitment from ACT to introduce an innovative classroom-focused program designed to improve college readiness for all students, particularly low-income, minority and first-generation students pursuing higher education.

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  • District ACT Scores Released

    The Iowa City Community School District is excited to share the District’s ACT data for tested 2018 graduates. We are proud to report that once again the District's average composite ACT score of 24.9 exceeds the state's average, which comes in at 21.8 for 2018.

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Celebrating Our Employees

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

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  • "Mr.Neuzil is a teacher who truly cares. I don’t believe all teachers actually like their jobs but there is 100% no question that he does. 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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  • "Sarah is helpful, kind and a welcoming face. I am so glad she is at West!" (Sarah Harman, Registrar, West High School)

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  • "LeAnn is always aware of everything that needs to be taken care of. I appreciate how proactive and helpful she is. Thank you, LeAnn." (LeAnn OtterBein, Secretary, Weber 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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