Iowa City Community School District

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  • Celebrating our student achievements

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  • ICCSD Apple Logo The Iowa City Community School District serves over 14,000 students and is the 5th largest school district in the state of Iowa. The District covers roughly 133 square miles with 19 preschool sites, 21 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 1 alternative high school, and our Transition Services Center, a program for special education students ages 18-21. 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.

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District News

  • District Calendars

    The 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 school year calendars were presented to the Board for approval on November 26, 2019 as part of a rolling 3-year calendar system. The approved calendars can be found HERE.

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  • 2019-20 Legislative Priorities

    The Iowa City Community School District's 2019-20 Legislative Priorities were reviewed and approved by the Board. The approved priorities can be found below.

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  • Teacher Job Fair

    Calling all aspiring teachers! The Iowa City Community School District will be hosting a Teacher Job Fair on Monday, December 16, 2019. We are looking to hire daily substitute teachers, long-term substitute teachers, and individuals in high need areas like Special Education, ELL and more. The district will also be considering applicants for the 2020-21 school year.

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  • Iowa Supreme Court Opinion on Hoover Elementary Ballot Issue

    The Iowa City Community School District received a unanimous opinion from the Iowa Supreme Court dismissing the Plaintiff’s case in the Hoover Elementary ballot issue litigation. The full opinion can be found here.

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  • 'Here Comes the Bus' App

    Here Comes The Bus is an easy-to-use website and app that enables parents to see the location of their child’s school bus on a smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.

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Celebrating Our Employees

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

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  • "Samantha Goodman is a real professional in the true sense of the word. She interacts very well with her students, has a great sense of humor and handles all situations in a calm detached way. I have worked with her for two years and she sets the bar high in support staff professionalism" (Samantha Goodman, Paraeducator, Wickham Elementary School)

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  • "Diane Berns has been great to work with. I have worked closely with her for five years and she has always been professional, determined and great to work with. She has a difficult and sometimes thankless job and she deserves a high five and a big thank you!!" (Diane Berns, Medicaid Coordinator, Educational Services Center)

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  • "Mr. Neuzil is a teacher who truly cares. I have never had a teacher who cares more about his students then him. He truly understands the modern student and how to appreciate them and encourage. A very good person and a very good teacher!" (Gary Neuzil, Teacher, West High School)

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  • "Tricia is always so helpful and mindful of everyone she comes in contact with." (Tricia Perez, Secretary, Grant Wood Elementary School)

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  • "I absolutely enjoy being around Whitney. Talk about a ray of sunshine! She makes the room light up with her kindness!" (Whitney Wessling, Secretary, Wickham Elementary School)

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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, inclusive, 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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