New Student Enrollment

Providing Unique Opportunities for Learning and Growth

The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence, and succeed in reaching their potential.  

By blending a solid-core curriculum and caring staff, our schools provide students with excellent opportunities for learning and growth. 

The District uses the Common Core State Standards to ensure all students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, meet or exceed expected learning outcomes at every grade level. By following these standards, the District ensures our students develop the critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills needed to be successful now and into the future. 

No matter what learning supports a student may need, the Sioux City Community School District fulfills the learning needs of all students. Enhanced learning supports are available for English language learners, students with special needs, as well as talented and gifted students. 

How to Enroll Your Child in the Sioux City Community Schools

1) Set-Up an In-Person Appointment with the Central Registration Office.

Please call 712-279-6739 to schedule an appointment with the Central Registration Office.

2) Meet with the Central Registration Office at 627 4th St.

For this meeting please bring the following:

  • Birth Certificate(s)

  • Immunization Records

  • Proof of Residency (ex. mortgage/lease paperwork or a utility bill)

At this meeting families will complete the Home Language Survey and Student Race and Ethnicity Reporting Form, the health history form, income survey form, and any other applicable forms. Central registration will request records from your child's previous school, including IEP records if applicable.

If your child requires an IEP, the Learning Support Department will contact you to set up an initial IEP meeting.

3) Meet with the registrar at your child's school to finalize registration (if needed).

If needed, please confirm your child's bussing arrangements with the registrar at your child's school. The registrar will confirm if your transportation request has been approved and provide you with bus stop information.

Points of Pride 

Our high schools are ranked in excellent performance.  In recent years, all three Sioux City Community School District high schools earned consecutive recognition on the Iowa AP Index Top 50 Iowa Schools for the excellent performance of our students. 

Our students are ready for life after high school.  With opportunities like the Sioux City Career Academy, our students are making connections between their education and their future with meaningful, real-world experiences. 

A “hands-on – minds–on” approach. The District has five specialty schools, each with a focused theme, that uses inquiry or performance/project-based approaches to learning. Each school’s specialty theme is weaved into all learning experiences. 

Technology is everywhere.  We are committed to fostering and leading a culture of digital learning within our schools. For this reason, the Sioux City Community School District has been designated a #FutureReady District by the US Department of Education. 

Our teachers are amazing!  We know that excellent teachers lead to successful students – and you will find staff across the District who go above and beyond to serve students. View highlights of staff helping students succeed.