Choose Charles City

The staff at the Charles City Community School District encourages you to Choose Charles City for your family’s educational needs. Whether you are looking to relocate to our community with a new job or are considering open enrolling to Charles City for your students to participate in activities and curricular offerings, we are ready for your family.

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Learning Environment

Our modern and innovative Charles City Middle School opened in August of 2016.  Students are engaged, inspired, and empowered to learn in a 21st-century environment.  Plan are being developed to renovate and reconstruct Charles City High School.  At the elementary level, students at Washington (grades PK-2) and Lincoln (grades 3-4) receive individual attention to help them flourish.


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Innovation in Action

In partnership with New Hampton, Osage, and Rockford, the Charles City Community School District launched the Iowa BIG North program in 2016.  It quickly has become the model for rural Iowa schools looking to strengthen the ties between students and local businesses.  Through Iowa BIG North, high school students engage in projects that benefit their business partners while also earning high school credits.  The North Butler, Riceville, and Turkey Valley school districts will join the consortium in 2018.


Encouraged to Excel

Our district-wide Talented and Gifted program begins in elementary school.  Eighth grade students have Ag, Business, German, and Spanish as part of their exploratories.  Advanced Placement and college level classes are offered at Charles City High School. 




Charles City Students Exceed National Test Scores In ACT Standardized Test.

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Extraordinary Opportunities 

Charles City Middle School and High School students have opportunities that few schools our size provide, including two world languages, interdisciplinary classes, and unique co-curricular and extra-curricular activities:

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German & Spanish

Jazz Choir
ProStart Culinary Program & Comet Café 
Five Advanced Placement Classes (and growing)
LEXUS Eco-Challenge
Trap Shooting
High School Fencing Club
Middle School Fly-Fishing Club


elementary students smilingPrepared for Life

Upon graduation, students are prepared for post-secondary education or entering the 21st-century workforce.  Our graduates are creative thinkers with leadership and problem-solving abilities.  Students know how to be part of a team to accomplish great things and are motivated to make a difference in their community. They are proud to be part of the Charles City Community School District and proud to say “We Are CC”. 



If you would like to meet with a representative of the Charles City Community School District for a tour or to meet a principal for your child’s school, please contact Justin DeVore at (641) 257-6500 or