Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) is the school district that serves Iowa City, Iowa. Approximately 11,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade attend several pre-school sites, eighteen elementary schools, three junior high schools, two senior high schools, and one alternative school for ninth through twelfth graders. The average regular education class size is 24 students. The district covers and serves the communities of Iowa City, Coralville, Hills, North Liberty, University Heights, and the surrounding rural areas. The school district employs over 1,600 people and operates on a budget of seventy million dollars. It is the fifth largest school district in the state of Iowa and the second largest employer in the Iowa City community area.
The Superintendent of the Iowa City Community School District is Stephen F. Murley. Mr. Murley began the superintendency in July 2010 after serving as superintendent of the Wausau School District in Wausau, WI, for five years.
Henry Sabin Elementary School in Iowa City, Iowa operated in what is today the Central Administration Office for the Iowa City Community School District, at 509 South Dubuque Street. The building has also housed an alternative high school. The building was originally known as the First Ward School. The school was named for the Iowa educator Henry Sabin. The school closed as an elementary school circa 1979. It was known throughout the 1970s for its alternative teaching......