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 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

  • ALICE Training Opportunity

    The Iowa City Police Department (ICPD), in partnership with the Iowa City Community School District, will conduct voluntary ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) Training for parents, as well as students in junior high and high school. ALICE Training provides preparation for individuals to effectively react during an aggressive intruder or active shooter situation.

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  • Traveling Photo Exhibit Features Work by Transitions Services Center Students

    From April 24th through May 23rd, photos taken by students at the Transition Services Center (TSC) in Iowa City will be on display around the community for the public to enjoy. The exhibition, titled “Unique Angles: A Photo Exhibition,” has been a work in progress since February. Read on to learn about the process and the exhibit locations.

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  • Preschool Registration Information for 3 and 4 Year Old Students

    The Iowa City Community School District, as part of the State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program, offers free preschool for children who turn four years old on or before September 15, 2018. The programs offer morning and afternoon sessions to meet student and family needs.

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  • District Named Best in State

    The Iowa City Community School District has been named the #1 school district in Iowa by MSN Money. The determination was based on an index that includes measures of child poverty, per-pupil expenditure, graduation rate, teachers per student, the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree, preschool enrollment, and AP enrollment.

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  • Districtwide Parent Organization (DPO) Scholarship Reception, April 26

    A reception to honor teachers, staff, administrators, community members, and parents who have contributed their time, energy, and talents to the schools of the Iowa City Community School District in extraordinary ways. The funds donated to honor these amazing people are used to provide scholarships for 2–3 graduating District high school seniors who will go on to pursue a career in K–12 education. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend; you don't have to be a DPO member or honoree, and we'd love to have you join us!

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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, 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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