Iowa is nationally recognized for a top quality K-12 public education system, world-class colleges and universities, and customized vocational and technical training programs through an extensive community college network. Home to top quality lifetime learning opportunities, Iowa offers educational resources that meet the needs of both Iowa businesses and Iowans.

Iowa has long been recognized throughout the U.S. for its outstanding education, which ranks 8th in general education, 2nd in ACT and 6th in SAT scores (Census Bureau). Iowa also scores top in the nation in critical reading, math and writing.

In Mid Iowa, the region’s schools are among the finest in the state, as witnessed by the high ACT scores posted by the local college-bound students.  In addition, Mid Iowa community school districts are highly recognized for their educational programming and 94.8% high school graduation rate (above state & national average).

Calhoun County

All of the schools within Calhoun County believe in achieving excellence in education and developing responsible citizens. Each district offers Pre-K – 12th grade classes.

Hamilton County

Hamilton County is well served by K-12 community school districts, as well as a branch campus of Iowa Central Community College that serves over 220 students. Local school district progress reports and test scores are available for review. Please contact the local economic developers or individual school districts.

Hardin County

Hardin County has a total of four school districts that serve the K-12  population for their educational needs: Iowa Falls/Alden; Eldora/New Providence, AGWSR CSD, Hubbard/Radcliffe.

Humboldt County

The Humboldt Community School District is recognized by the National Alliance of Education as one of the top high schools in the nation. With the addition of a new $11 million middle school, HCSD has over 1200 students and is committed to establishing a community of learners where all students are engaged in an academically challenging curriculum with value beyond the classroom.

Kossuth County

Kossuth County schools offer safe, drug-free environments and boast a drop-out rate less than 1%. Nearly 90% of Kossuth County students pursue post-secondary education. Public and private K-12 education is available in school districts with enrollments ranging from 200-1,400 students. Student achievement consistently ranks very high when compared nationally in the areas of reading, math, science and social studies.

Palo Alto County

Palo Alto schools offer safe, drug-free environments. Public K-12 and private K-8 education is available in school districts with enrollments ranging from 100-700 students. Student achievement consistently ranks very high when compared nationally in the areas of reading, math, science and social studies.

Pocahontas County

Pocahontas County has three school districts that students can participate in a variety of educational and extra-curricular activities.

Webster County

While raising a family in Fort Dodge Iowa, you can be rest assured that your children are receiving a superior education.  Fort Dodge Community School district has over 3,600 students enrolled with a new middle school expected to be completed Fall 2013.  Through the 30 college credit courses being offered by Iowa Central Community College, on average Fort Dodge students graduate with a semester of college.  Over 80% students go on to post-secondary educational opportunities.   Alternatively, Fort Dodge offers private education through the St. Edmond, St. Paul Lutheran, Harvest Baptist and Community Christian.

Wright County

Wright County is home to three high schools and is less than one hour from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge, North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls; Des Moines Area Community College in Boone; and Buena Vista University’s campus in Webster City. Wright County is also home to our new Regional Career Academy in Eagle Grove.