Iowa City Community School District

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Student Achievements

  • Celebrating our student achievements

Congratulations Graduates!

Celebrating Our Employees

  • The following comments were received via our @BePositive campaign.

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  • "Abbey Abbott organized a synchronized swimming routine that some Horn staff members performed at the school talent show. It brought a lot of fun and laughter to everyone, especially the students of Horn. Mrs. Abbott is the best!" (Abbey Abbott, Teacher, Horn Elementary School)

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  • "Mrs. Sara Duytschaver is a ray of sunshine in our lives. She is always cheerful, friendly, and efficient. Our child loves going to school every day largely because of Mrs Duytschaver. She brings a sense of fun and playfulness to her lessons while maintaining high educational standards. We appreciate her honesty, great sense of humor, and the close attention she pays to each child, and classroom dynamics. Thank you, Mrs Duytschaver!" (Sara Duytschaver, Teacher, Borlaug Elementary School)

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  • "My son looks forward to music class every week. He has learned a variety of music, and the history behind songs. My son is always singing wonderful songs to himself around the house, thank you Mr. Fordice for being a great role model and sharing joy through music. Your concert at Mann was delightful!" (Bill Fordice, Teacher, Mann Elementary School)

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We Welcome You!

  • 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

  • Summer Food Service Programs

    The Iowa City Community School District, The Dream Center, The Resurrection Assembly of God Church, Neighborhood Center of Johnson County, and the Robert A Lee Rec Center are participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals and/or snacks are provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided on a first come, first served basis at the sites and times as follows ...

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  • Registration for Fall 2018

    The Iowa City Community School District will be hosting a centralized registration this summer at the Educational Services Center (1725 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City) for families who are new to the District. Please call the District office at (319) 688-1000 to schedule an appointment. Read on for details about elementary and secondary registration for the fall.

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  • Elementary Voluntary Transfers

    This is a reminder that July 1st is the deadline to submit an elementary school voluntary transfer request for the 2018-19 school year. Transfer requests are required at the elementary level on an annual basis. Transfers approved for the 2014-15 school year and prior do not require an annual application.

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  • District Breaks Ground on New Elementary School in North Liberty

    The Iowa City Community School District broke ground Tuesday on a new school in North Liberty. Grant Elementary School—named after Dr. Christine Grant, a trailblazer in women’s athletics—will open in the fall of 2019. Dr. Grant was present for the groundbreaking alongside future students of the school.

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  • West High Accentuates the Positive with New Behavior Program

    A new program, started this year by Assistant Principal Luke DeVries, encourages teachers to submit “Positive Behavior Referrals” detailing qualities that individual students bring to the classroom. Students receive an individualized email with specific, personalized feedback—with their parents/guardians, the teacher, and the school administration all included in the communication loop. Nearly 2,800 positive referrals have been sent to West High students this year.

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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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