Iowa City Community School District

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Student Achievements

  • Celebrating our student achievements

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

  • '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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  • Message from the Superintendent

    It is with mixed emotions that I write to you today. It has been my honor and privilege to serve the students, staff, and community of the Iowa City Community School District for the past decade. As I look back on the past ten years, I am very proud to have been a part of a team that has done so much for our children. I genuinely feel that the district is set up for success for years to come. I also feel confident that this is a good time to consider a transition both professionally and personally. It is with all this in mind that I have shared with the Board that I will be moving on at the end of my current contract, June 30, 2021.

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  • Open Enrollment Deadline

    Parents/guardians residing in an Iowa school district may enroll their child into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa Code section 282.18 and the administrative rules of the Iowa Department of Education. Forms to be used are available in the central office of Iowa school districts. For students in grades 1-12, the completed form must be filed with both the resident and receiving district by March 1 of the year preceding the school year for which open enrollment is desired.

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  • Iowa City Community School District Announces 2020 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District is proud to announce that the following seniors in the District have earned this honor...

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  • Message to the Community

    As we welcome students back for the new school year, we would like to take a moment to remind families of the commitment to equity and inclusion that the Iowa City Community School District holds. As efforts are being made by the federal government to crack down on immigrants and refugees in the United States, our responsibility to provide a safe, secure, and nurturing environment for all of our students to participate in their education becomes more important than ever.

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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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