The Central Community School District consists of Ekstrand Elementary School (grades PS-3), Central Intermediate School (grades 4-6), Central Middle School (grades 7-8), and Central High School (grades 9-12). The Central Community School District serves a population of over 8,300 who live in Clinton County. The communities of Low Moor, Welton, Grand Mound and DeWitt are included in the school district boundaries.
The constituents of Central Community School District take great pride in the academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular accomplishments of the school district. Central is a premier school district where every student, through support of their individual and family needs, will acquire essential concepts and skills through an engaging, robust, and technology-rich learning environment. Central is known for a graduation rate of more than 99%, a drop rate of less than 1%, and Iowa Assessment scores that are the envy of school districts in the area, including more than 90% of students being proficient throughout most of the grade levels.
Central Community School District is known for leading the way when it comes to curriculum, instruction, and technology innovations. The teachers in the school district are provided with regular professional development opportunities that enhance their individual skills in providing stellar curricular and instructional opportunities for each of our students. Central also provides a 1:1 laptop program for all students in grades 4-12. Students in preschool through 3rd grade are also immersed in a technology-rich environment utilizing iPads and computers.
St. Joseph Catholic School provides a faith-based education for students preschool through eighth grade. The school offers a nurturing environment with high academic expectations which challenges students to learn, practice their faith and develop to their highest potential. The average class size at St. Joseph School is 19 students and their teachers average 22 years of teaching experience. In addition to core classes, St. Joseph School offers art, instrumental/vocal music and physical education classes along with extra-curricular activities for middle school students. St. Joseph School will be celebrating their sesquicentennial year of existence in the 2014-2015 school year.
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