City High School

Dedicated to excellence in education

District News

  • PPEL & SAVE Vote is on November 2, 2021!

    On November 2, 2021, the Iowa City Community School District will ask voters to consider the extension of the Revenue Purpose Statement for the Secure and Advanced Vision for Education (SAVE) and the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL).

    Comments (-1)
  • Updated Mask Requirements in Schools

    On October 8, 2021, a preliminary injunction was granted regarding the State of Iowa’s mask requirement ban. Based on this decision, the Iowa City Community School District will continue to require face masks for all students, staff, and visitors in our buildings and on our campuses.

    Comments (-1)
  • Flu Vaccine Clinics

    The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold flu vaccine clinics in our schools. Check out the schedule to find out when the vaccine clinic is at your school!

    Comments (-1)
  • District Announces 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

    Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) have announced the names of the Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The Iowa City Community School District congratulates the following seniors in the District who have earned this honor.

    Comments (-1)
  • Junior High and High School Quarantine Protocols Update

    When a positive COVID-19 case is identified in one of our secondary schools, communication will be sent to inform individuals/families of the potential exposure and offer the choice to self-quarantine should that be the individual’s/family’s preference.

    Comments (-1)
  • 2021-22 School Year Health and Safety Guidance

    We encourage you to review our updated Iowa City Community School District Health and Safety Guidelines for the 2021-22 School Year. Additional information can be found on our District’s 2021-22 Return to Learn website.

    Comments (-1)

Upcoming Events

View Calendar

Follow Us

  • Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   YouTube

Daily Announcements


    Monday, October 18, 2021

    • Congratulations to the following Freshmen for being selected into the Iowa Junior High Honors Orchestra Festival next month in Ames. Sylvia Plank, Claire Lanternier, Joanna Galluzzo and Josie Bozarth! 
    • All girls interested in joining the first ever City High Girls Wrestling team should plan to attend an informational meeting on Thursday, October 21st in the old commons, immediately following the school day at 3:10. Hope to see you there to be a part of something special!
    • Attention all girls interested in playing girls basketball this year. There will be an informational meeting for all levels on Friday, October 22nd, in Ms. Barnard's room, Room 1414, during advisory. If you can't make the meeting, you should talk to either Coach McTaggart or Coach Barnard ASAP. 
    • Actors, singers, and performers, it's time for large group speech! If you are interested in improvisation, musical theatre, interpretive reading, film, broadcast, or acting, speech is the activity for you. Come learn about speech after school TODAY in room 2702A, the study hall room. If you can't make it or have questions, contact Ms. Brinkmeyer. You can also google Little Hawk Speech for more information.
    • Magic:The Gathering Club is taking place tomorrow in room 1212 afterschool from 4:05 to 5:00. Anyone is welcome to come.
    • ​Double Dutch Club will have its first meeting WEDNESDAY during Advisory in the Old (Old) Gym.  Double Dutch is a club that is open to all jumpers.  No previous experience needed. Everyone is welcome.​ ​You will need to get an Advisory Pass from Ms. Smith. You will find her in 1414, 1412, 1410.  You MUST have a pass inorder to attend Wednesday!​ ​If you have questions, please stop by and see Ms. Smith
    • CITY HIGH GOV CLUB  will meet in room 2305 on Wednesday @ 8:15.
    • Fresh roasted coffee served hot or cold. Come visit the CHS coffee cart, open periods 1-3 and now located in the new commons. Our baristas are ready to serve you so make sure and visit them today! 
    • Tomorrow during advisory in the Little Theater, we will have representatives from the University of Iowa and Kirkwood coming to share about job and course opportunities to become a Medical Assistant. You can begin this journey now while you are in high school to get a job shortly after you graduate. If interested, please fill out the google form on the counseling website or sign up in the Counseling Office.
    • A Kirkwood representative will be here on Tuesday, Nov. 9th and Wednesday, Nov. 10th to go over the registration process for Kirkwood classes you can take in the Spring semester and Academy courses for next school year. Some of the classes you can take are Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Intro to Sociology and Intro to Psychology. You can take the classes in person at one of their locations or online.The presentation will be in the Little Theater during advisory. 
    • The last day to drop a class without it being an F on your transcript is TODAY. 
    • Are you interested in making music? Do you think the idea of creating original music and learning to play hand drums sounds like a good time? Then register for Hear My Voice in trimester 2. Here, as a drumming ensemble, you and your friends will learn rhythms and beats from countries in Western Africa and the Caribbean. Additionally, you'll have the opportunity to work on a personal project of your choosing on instruments like the ukulele, piano, guitar, electronic music, and much more. Register for Hear My Voice and find the musician inside of yourself!
    • There will be a warm winter wear distribution at the Gide Link Center from October 20-23. To sign up for a spot, please see an SFA.
    • The PSEO paperwork for the Spring semester is now available in the Guidance office. The deadline to submit paperwork is Monday, October 25th. 
    • School pictures are here!  They can be picked up in the Main Office.
    • City High Cheerleading is holding tryouts for the winter sports season on Monday, October 25th from 4:30-7pm. If you are interested in trying out, please show up to the old gym for an informational meeting TODAY at 4:30pm. For more information contact Coach Kelsey Harrison.
    • College Visits for next week:
    •  Iowa Central Community College - Tuesday during lunch

                University of Dubuque - Thursday during lunch

                Simpson College - Thursday at 1:30

                US Air Force - Friday during lunch


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!