Iowa City Community School District

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  • Summer Reading Program

    Our District Librarians have have put together a variety of resources to help students of all ages spend some time reading and exploring throughout the summer. Happy Reading!

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  • Staff Feature: Student and Family Advocates

    There are 32 Student and Family Advocates (SFA) in our District, who support students and the adults in charge of them. Meet four of these SFAs working every day to not only meet those needs but to meet them head-on.

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  • Update on Free Meal Program

    We would like to share information with you regarding meal costs for the 2022-23 school year, including the end of the government-funded free meal program and summer meals.

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  • Online Registration Open

    We are excited to announce that registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open! Find out more about online registration and get dates for registering in-person.

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  • Senior Spotlight

    Meet five Iowa City Community School District seniors who are prepared to excel in each of their unique pathways after graduation. Learn more about each student as they reflect on their time here, while looking toward the future.

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  • Students Navigate Emotions and Stress with the NESTT

    City High created a centralized space for students who are experiencing mental health needs. This space is called the NESTT, which opened in January 2021. Learn more about the NESTT, its development, and what the future holds.

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  • ICCSD Apple LogoThe 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, 1 online 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.

    Iowa City Community School District Strategic Plan

Superintendent's Message

  • Matt Degner 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? 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 on 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.

    Matt Degner
    Superintendent of Schools
    degner.matt@iowacityschools.org

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