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 average when compared to both state and national numbers. 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

  • Liberty High School Threat Update

    Late in the evening of November 16, 2017, the North Liberty Police Department received reports of an anonymous chat on Instagram threatening harm at Liberty High School on Friday, November 17, 2017. The threat also referenced individual students. The District was immediately notified by the North Liberty Police Department and an investigation of the situation began with the collaboration of students and families who could be identified in the anonymous posts.

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  • Equity Implemented Partnership between District and PPC Receives $400K Grant

    The Public Policy Center (PPC) at the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Community School District (District) have received a $400,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation’s Research-Practice Partnership Program which funds long-term, mutualistic collaborations between practitioners and researchers to conduct relevant and useful research and facilitate the long-term accumulation of knowledge about education policy and practice.

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  • Mitch Gross Earns Yager Educational Accomplishment Honor

    The District is proud to announce that West High Social Studies teacher Mitch Gross will be the recipient of the prestigious Yager Educational Accomplishment Honor from the University of Iowa College of Education.

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  • Thank you to our community...

    The Iowa City Community School District would like to thank the community for coming out to voice their opinion on the District’s General Obligation bond referendum. There was a strong turn-out for this school election and we are grateful to have a community that is so highly engaged in the work of the District.

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  • National Merit Scholar Semifinalists Announced

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District is proud to announce that 31 District students have been named with this honor.

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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