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

  • Carver-Hawkeye Arena Accessibility Information for Upcoming Graduation Ceremonies

    The Iowa City Community School District has been notified by the University of Iowa that there will be limited access to the elevators at Carver-Hawkeye Arena during the upcoming graduation ceremonies for both West High School on Saturday, May 27th at 7:00pm and City High School on Sunday, May 28th at 1:00pm.

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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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  • Approved G.O. Bond Language

    On April 25, 2017, the Iowa City Community School District Board of Education approved the language that will appear on the ballot for the District’s General Obligation Bond referendum. This officially begins the process of formalizing the referendum to be voted on by the community on September 12, 2017.

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  • 7th Grade Prep Program

    Update: The District is still accepting applications for the 7th Grade Prep Program. Confirmations will be sent out the week of May 22nd!

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  • Local fashion designer creates project based learning class around fashion at City High

    Last November Andre’ Wright, local fashion designer from Born Leaders United, approached City High Principal John Bacon about being a visiting maker. Andre had a vision to come into the school and teach a group of high school students fashion design in addition to helping them develop soft skills, project management experience, team building, branding, design, and finding their strengths.

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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