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    Here are the top events for this week:

    1. 1.Battle for the Golden Goggles? Girls Varsity Swimming & Diving vs City High on Wednesday, Sept. 18th at Mercer Aquatic Center at 6:00pm

      2. Varsity Volleyball vs Xavier on Thursday, Sept. 19th in the Main Gym at 7:00pm

      3. Varsity Football vs Prairie on Friday, Sept. 22 on Trojan Field (Homecoming Game) at 7:15pm

      4. Homecoming Dance on Saturday, Sept 23rd at the Marriott Hotel 7:30pm-10:30pm


  • Seeking Applications for Equity Committee

    The Iowa City Community School District is seeking applications for the Equity Committee to advise the District's Director of Equity on school community concerns related to equal educational opportunities among students from racial and ethnic minority groups, economically disadvantaged backgrounds, LGBTQ students, students who have disabilities and students who speak languages other than English.

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  • Thank you to our community...

    The Iowa City Community School District would like to thank the community for coming out to voice their opinion on the District’s General Obligation bond referendum. There was a strong turn-out for this school election and we are grateful to have a community that is so highly engaged in the work of the District.

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  • District Flu Vaccine Clinics Scheduled

    The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) will once again be offering flu vaccination clinics in all of our schools. Flu protection is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older.

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  • Response to Title IX Re-evaluation

    On Thursday, September 7th, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that the Department of Education would be re-evaluating Title IX and the 2011 “Dear Colleague Letter” guidelines that protect students from sexual harassment in grades K-12 and on college campuses.

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  • 2017 ACT Results Released

    The Iowa City Community School District is excited to share the District’s ACT data for 2017 tested graduates. We are proud to report that once again this year the District's average composite ACT score of 25.0 exceeds the state's average of 21.9.

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Principal's Message

  • Gregg Shoultz West High has been a dynamic institution since opening in 1968, and I am very pleased to be part of the tradition of excellence
    that has been built here. This year we are expecting our biggest student body ever--2008 students as we start the year. To meet the challenge of educating over 2000 students, we have a fantastic group of teachers, administrators, secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians and kitchen workers that number nearly 200 strong. 

    The administrative team is an outstanding one. My office is located in the West Wing, and I can be reached at 688-1090 or by email at shoultz.gregg@iowacityschools.org. The main office, phone number 688-1050, houses Assistant Principals Molly Abraham and Luke DeVries, and they have a great track record supporting students, parents and teachers. Ms. Abraham specializes in special programs while Mr. DeVries coordinates many academic programs including acting as our liaison with the Kirkwood Regional Center on the U of Iowa Campus. Athletic Director Craig Huegel can be reached at 688-1055 for any questions involving our extra-curricular programs. Dean Maria Martin works with me in the West Wing Office, and she works primarily with underclassmen; and Dean Justin Colbert works with the upperclassmen. Rounding out the administrative team are Junior High AD and MTSS coordinator, Jeff Wieck and Career Center Coordinator Russ Johnson.


    • Challenge each student with a rigorous curriculum taught by a diverse, professional, and caring staff.
    • Maintain collaborative partnerships with our families and community.
    • Ensure students become responsible, independent learners capable of making informed decisions in a democratic and global community.

     Dr. Gregg Shoultz