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 17 preschool sites, 20 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 2 high schools, and 1 alternative high school. Both of our comprehensive high schools rank in the top 5 of best high schools in the state and our ACT test scores sit well above the average for both the state and the nation. 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.

    Iowa City Community School District Strategic Plan

District News

  • 3/10/2017 Power Outage

    At approximately 2:45 this afternoon, the Iowa City Community School District was impacted by a district-wide power outage. We were in constant communication with the power company and they were unable to give us an estimate on when power would be restored.

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  • Kindergarten Round-Up

    Children eligible for Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 15, 2017. If you are unable to attend either Kindergarten Registration or Kindergarten Roundup, please contact your neighborhood elementary school and they will be happy to assist you.

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  • Extended Learning Program (ELP) Notification

    The Iowa City Community School District seeks to provide high ability students with learning opportunities appropriate to their intellectual strengths and needs in compliance with Iowa Code Chapter 59 Gifted and Talented Programs.

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  • New 12th Grade Immunization Requirement

    Per Iowa law, at the start of the 2017-18 school year, 12th grade students born after September 15, 1999, will be REQUIRED to have at least one meningococcal vaccine (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord).

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  • New 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

    Per Iowa law, at the start of the 2017-18 school year there will be two immunizations required for 7th grade entry. These immunizations are Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis/whooping cough) and meningococcal (to prevent meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord).

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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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