Iowa City Community School District

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  • Celebrating our student achievements

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  • ICCSD Apple Logo The Iowa City Community School District serves over 14,000 students and is the 5th largest school district in the state of Iowa. The District covers roughly 133 square miles with 19 preschool sites, 21 elementary schools, 3 junior high schools, 3 comprehensive high schools, 1 alternative high school, and our Transition Services Center, a program for special education students ages 18-21. 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.

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District News

  • Portrait of a Graduate Design Team

    The Iowa City Community School District has joined forces with Battelle for Kids as we prepare to design our Portrait of a Graduate. Our Portrait of a Graduate is a collective vision that articulates our community’s aspirations for all of our students and helps to shape the future direction of our schools. This approach involves the entire school community—educators in partnership with students, parents, businesses, and others—to make 21st century learning a reality for all students.

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  • Kindergarten Registration

    The Iowa City Community School District will hold Kindergarten Registration for children who are 5 years old on or before September 15, 2020. Registration will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 7:40 am to 7:10 pm at your elementary school.

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  • Preschool Registration

    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, 2020. The programs offer morning and afternoon sessions to meet student and family needs.

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  • Teacher Job Fair

    Calling all aspiring teachers! The Iowa City Community School District will be hosting a Teacher Job Fair on Tuesday, March 31. We are looking to hire daily substitute teachers, long-term substitute teachers, and individuals in high need areas such as Special Education, ELL, and more. The District will also be considering applicants for the 2020–21 school year.

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  • ICCSD Application Event

    The Iowa City Community School District is looking for excellent candidates for a variety of positions across our district. We will be holding an application event at North Central Junior High School from 5-7 pm on Thursday, March 26. At this event, individuals will have access to computers and internet services along with assistance with the online application process.

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  • Extended Learning Program (ELP) Screening Underway

    The yearly screening of students for participation in the Extended Learning Program (ELP), the elementary program for gifted and very high ability students, is underway for the 2020-2021 school year. Read on for information about the screening process, including parent nominations for students in certain grades (DEADLINE MARCH 27, 4 PM).

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Celebrating Our Employees

  • The following comments were received via our @BePositive campaign.

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  • "Sara Jones is not only a great teacher, but an amazing advocate for students. She works tirelessly to help students feel loved and safe." (Sara Jones, Teacher, South East Junior High)

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  • "Ms. Tisinger is so amazing! She does so much to help teachers and students and helps make the library a welcoming place where students feel safe and supported. (Meg Tisinger, Media Secretary, South East Junior High)

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  • "Sra. Ahlers is my Spanish teacher and she is always super positive. Multiple other students have agreed that her voice sounds like an angel. I think she is doing a great job at easing us into another language and helping us to make other Spanish speaking students feel welcome." (Lynn Ahlers, Teacher, South East Junior High School)

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  • "Andrew Smith has been a positive influence on me since I was first in his class last year. He taught in a way that was easy for me to understand and encouraged learning while keeping the tone real and light-hearted. He has helped me figure out what I want to be when I grow up, a question I used to answer with I don’t know. I realized that I’m really good and interested in science (a subject I used to find agonizingly boring) and I want to be an environmental engineer. He has also helped me become a better person in ways I didn’t expect and I respect him deeply for that." (Andrew Smith, Teacher, South East Junior High School)

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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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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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