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

  • 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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  • Kindergarten Registration

    Kindergarten Registration will be held on March 1st and 2nd at your elementary school. Your child is not required to attend. On Wednesday, March 1st registration will be held from 7:40 am to 3:40 pm. On Thursday, March 2nd registration will be held from 2:10 pm to 7:10 pm.

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  • Preschool Registration

    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, 2017.

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  • Message to the Community

    This weekend, much of the world’s attention was focused on an effort by the federal government to impose restrictions on the ability of immigrants and refugees to come to the United States. From protestors at airports and on the streets to lawyers and judges in courtrooms, there was a swift reaction by many in support of immigrants and refugees.

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  • Postsecondary Readiness Reports

    There is a new state resource that provides comprehensive information on student postsecondary enrollment and preparedness that can be connected to every public high school in Iowa. A new web-based tool called the Postsecondary Readiness Reports provides a snapshot of every Iowa public high school in relation to its graduates’ enrollment in colleges and universities, remedial course-taking rates, and postsecondary retention and completion rates. These rates are available statewide and by Iowa high school.

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Superintendent Message

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    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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