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  • The first day of classes of the 2017-2018 school year is Wednesday, August 23rd.

    All ICCSD schools will operate on a one hour early release schedule, the first week of school (8/23-8/25).

    9th Grade/New Parent Orientation: Monday, August 21st, 7:00PM

    9th Grade/New Student Orientation: Tuesday, August 22nd, from 1:00-3:30 *Please note this is a new time.

    Registration: 8:30AM-2:30AM

    *Seniors may come on any of these days

    Juniors, Friday, August 11th

    Sophomores, Monday, August 14th

    Freshmen, Tuesday, August 15th

    2017-2018 Athletic Forms can be found under Popular Links on the left.

    Band Rehearsal schedule:

    Saturday, August 19: All students grades 10-12

    Monday, August 21

    8:00-11:00am - Drum majors and section leaders

    9:00-11:00am - Freshman/new students, drum line, color guard

    6:30-8:30pm - All students except pit

    Tuesday, August 22

    9:00-11:00am - Drum majors, section leaders, freshman/new students, drum line, color guard

    1:30-3:30pm - All students grades 10-12

    6:30-8:30pm - All students except pit

    The building will be closed by 11:30am, if students need to picked please make necessary arrangements.

  • District Leadership Team Meet & Greet

    The Iowa City Community School District will host an open house with the District's Leadership Team on Wednesday, August 30 from 4:30 - 6:00pm at the Educational Services Center (1725 N. Dodge Street, Iowa City).

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  • 2017-18 Registration Information

    E-Registration is now open for the 2017/18 school year. Parents and guardians can now log into their PowerSchool parent account by going to the following link: Parents can also use this link: PowerSchool Parent Login Screen to access the site.

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  • Upcoming District Ribbon-Cutting Celebrations

    The Iowa City Community School District will host four ribbon cutting ceremonies in August to celebrate the opening of two new buildings and the completion of renovations at two buildings.

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  • New 12th Grade Immunization Requirement

    Per Iowa law, students entering 12th grade, who were born after September 15, 1999, will need proof of two doses of meningococcal (A, C W, Y) vaccine; or 1 dose if received when the student was 16 years of age or older. This vaccine prevents meningitis, a bacteria that infects the brain, blood and spinal cord.

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  • OCR Settlement Agreement

    As a result of concerns brought to the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) during the 2009-10 school year, the Iowa City Community School District engaged in a Settlement Agreement with the OCR to rectify these concerns. This Settlement Agreement included 14 Items with completion timelines for each.

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Principal's Message

  • John Bacon Welcome to City High School! 

    City High is a special place with a rich and distinguished history. Our students are incredible, talented young people. Our families are highly supportive, active, and involved. Our faculty and staff represent true excellence in education. Our alumni share a common bond, and continually rally around our beautiful school. Together, we are “The School That Leads!”

    As a proud graduate of City High (1992), I have a deep passion for our school. More than anything else, the experience I had as a student at City High shaped the future direction of my life. It is an honor and a joy to serve as principal.

    At City High, we share a common vision. Our school will be: 

    •  An academic powerhouse that delivers a world-class education
    •  A comprehensive high school with co-curricular activities that operate at an elite level in the great state of Iowa
    •  A place where all students are connected to our school so that they feel important, valued, and that they belong
    •  An institution with the highest code of ethics for students and staff; a place of deep respect and kindness

    Thanks for taking time to visit our website. It’s great to be a City High Little Hawk!

City High School Awards

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    • Iowa City High School has recently been named as one of America's top high schools by Newsweek for 2015 and by The Daily Beast for 2014.  It has also been named as one of the top schools in the country by US News and World Report, Newsweek, and The Washington Post.   
    • City High was identified as an EXEMPLAR SCHOOL for college readiness. 
    • City High's student publication The Little Hawk and website has been named a Pacemaker in 2014, 2015, and 2016, 2017
    • One of the only high schools in the country to receive both awards and the only school in Iowa.  
    • Best Buddies has been named the leading chapter in the country repeatedly over the last decade.

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