About Ottumwa Community Schools

Welcome to the Ottumwa Community School District. We offer your family a tremendous advantage to learn, lead and belong. Ottumwa Schools is continually recognized in Iowa as a leader in education and achievement. This dedication to providing our students an educational advantage has resulted in the highest elementary achievement, ACT composites, and graduation rate in southern Iowa.

We are committed to a quality education for each and every student. Because we are a larger school district, we provide numerous opportunities for students to learn, lead and belong that other districts cannot replicate. Many of these advantages go unnoticed because they are entrenched in our practice.

We are a district committed to providing each and every student an education that prepares them for a successful post secondary transition. We are a district of educators dedicated to being the best in our profession through a commitment of continuous new learning and professional growth. We are a district that recognizes the uniqueness in each and every student, creating a sense of belonging for all students. We are a district that provides each and every student a unique educational advantage through a wide variety of experiences in and out of the classroom.

We welcome your interest in the Ottumwa Schools and look forward to your questions or feedback. Thanks for visiting our website.


The Ottumwa Community School District is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges and the Iowa Department of Education.

Enrollment & Registration

From preschool through high school, our school district is proud to offer the most – and best – educational choices to students and families in the region. Please visit our Enrollment & Registration page for information on how to sign up your child to attend Ottumwa Schools.