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

  • Preschool Registration Information for the 2018-19 School Year

    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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  • Christine Grant Elementary School Attendance Area Development - Updated Meeting Locations

    The Iowa City Community School District will begin the process of developing the attendance area for the new Christine Grant Elementary School. Grant Elementary will open in the fall of 2019 in North Liberty across from South Slope. This could potentially affect families in the following attendance areas: Garner, Lincoln, Mann, Penn, and Wickham elementary schools.

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  • District Calendars Approved

    During the January 9, 2018 board meeting, the proposed school calendars for the next three years were approved by the board of directors. The calendars for the 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 school years can be found HERE.

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  • Special Education Survey - Now Open!

    The Iowa City Community School District is currently gathering feedback regarding special education programming. This information will be used to update the District Developed Service Delivery Plan for Special Education. Unique surveys have been designed for parents of students with IEPs, staff, and community members. All survey information is anonymous and confidential.

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  • District donates desks to Haiti

    A little bit of Iowa has arrived in Haiti. This fall, school desks once used by students in the Iowa City Community School District were donated and delivered for use in schools in the Caribbean nation.

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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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