22 schools in the Sioux City Community School District
Over 15,000 students attend Sioux City Community Schools
More than 13,000 healthy, cooked from scratch meals are served daily
The District employs more than 2,000 staff
The academic curriculum is based on District and Iowa Core 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 in 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, and talented and gifted students.
At all grade levels, students have an opportunity to participate in a Future Ready experience. That’s because the Sioux City Community School District is designated a Future Ready District by the US Department of Education. The characteristics of a Future Ready district include: imagining the classrooms of the future, ensuring teachers are ready to utilize and benefit from technology, and preparing administrators to lead and support teachers as they utilize technology.
Beyond the classroom, students are given opportunities to excel in activities that enhance the educational experience and strengthen social connections among students. Visit each school’s website to view a list of activities and athletics students participate in.
The District has invested in technology to enhance the student learning experience. Elementary students use iPads, computers, and a host of technology devices throughout the day to experience enhanced learning. Then, in middle school and high school, each student is given a personal laptop to use for school purposes.
Students of the Sioux City Community School District experience state-of-the-art learning in new or newly renovated, modern facilities. By 2022, the District will have ten completely new elementary schools and four additional elementary schools updated with improved learning comforts. Two of the three middle schools in the District are new facilities, and the third middle school underwent extensive renovation. And with newer high schools already in existence, the District then added to the existing structures to create brand new science wings for each facility. These construction projects and renovations have earned the District EPA ENERGY STAR recognition for 21 buildings.
High school students enrolled in the Sioux City Career Academy also have access to modern facilities with industry-relevant technology. The Harry Hopkins Campus provides a real-world experience for students in the technical pathways such as auto body, auto tech, and welding. The Educational Service Center Campus is the home to the larger majority of pathway classes. It is a 75,000 square foot facility that was unveiled in 2018.
These facilities are an investment in our student’s futures.