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

  • 2019 Summer Reading Resources

    District teacher librarians have compiled a great list of resources for summer reading! From recommended book lists by grade level and links to online books, to area library reading programs, free bus ride to the library, and the current location of the bookmobile, this newsletter has it all.

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  • Share Your Ideas on How to Improve Equity in the Iowa City Community School District

    The Iowa City Community School District is engaging in a strategic planning process to update the Comprehensive Equity Plan for 2019-2022. Given the importance of ensuring that the District come up with a Comprehensive Equity Plan that is aligned and integrated with current District goals and accountability structures, is data- and research-informed, and is produced through an inclusive process, we are inviting you to provide input and share your suggestions related to achieving equity in the District.

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  • Elementary Open House/Attendance Area Transition Opportunities

    Elementary attendance area changes will take place beginning with the 2019-2020 school year. For families who will be attending a new school next year, our principals are eager to meet your student(s) and welcome you to your new school! Please see the opportunities below that will be provided to ensure a successful transition.

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  • 2019-20 Pay-to-Ride Transportation

    The Iowa City Community School District offers a Pay-to-Ride program for individuals that are not eligible for mandatoory busing. The program details, as well as information on the application process, are listed below.

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  • Making Up Missed School Time

    It goes without saying that this winter has delivered its fair share of inclement weather for our area. It has been quite some time since we have experienced a winter of this magnitude. With that being said, we understand that many of you have questions about how the multiple cancellations, late starts, and early dismissals will impact the end of the school year.

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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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