Iowa City Community School District

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  • 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

  • Schools Look Forward to MLK Celebrations

    Schools in the Iowa City Community School District are offering a variety of ways for students to learn about and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this month, with many of these celebrations taking place this Friday, January 18. School will not be in session and District offices will be closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 21), a federal holiday.

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  • 2019-20 Elementary Attendance Areas

    The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors approved new elementary attendance areas for the 2019-20 school year. The new boundaries were approved during their November 27 board meeting. The updated maps can be found on the District website at the following link: www.IowaCitySchools.org/DistrictMaps.

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  • 2019-20 Elementary Roadmap

    The District has developed a comprehensive parent guide for elementary families for the 2019-20 school year. The Elementary Roadmap contains information on the upcoming attendance area changes, as well as a timeline of key dates for things such as Kindergarten Registration, BASP enrollment deadlines, transportation deadlines, and eRegistration.

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  • Preschool Registration for 3 and 4 Year Old Students

    The Iowa City Community School District, as part of the State-Wide Voluntary Preschool Program, offers free preschool for children who turn four years old on or before September 15, 2019. The programs offer morning and afternoon sessions to meet student and family needs. The morning programs operate Monday through Friday from 7:55-10:45, and the afternoon programs meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00-2:55.

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  • City High Student Senate makes record donation to Crisis Center

    In December, the City High School Student Senate delivered 2,337 pounds of food and $2,351 in cash donations, collected over a two-week period, to the Crisis Center of Johnson County. Since each $1 donated is the equivalent of four pounds of food, the Little Hawk Student Senate donated the equivalent of 11,741 pounds of food for area people in need. This is a record donation for the group.

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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 don’t believe all teachers actually like their jobs but there is 100% no question that he does. 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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