Welcome to South Central
South Central Calhoun Elementary School is a school that has been recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and as a 5 Star Preschool. Our district has a long traditional of high student achievement and strong family and community support for teachers.
High-quality preschool opportunities are offered to 3 and 4 year-olds. Partnerships with Head Start, Early Childhood Iowa, and Prairie Lakes AEA provide a language-rich environment in which students learn through play. Students who are typically developing, displaying delays, or coming from economically-disadvantaged families attend together in an integrated program.
Elementary students benefit from a class size of about 20 students, 1 teacher, and 1 classroom associate. A full-day transition kindergarten program is offered for students who are not quite ready for the rigors of kindergarten. Art, music, physical health, social/emotional skills, and technology are part of the general curriculum. TAG, Title I math, Title I reading, guidance, and mental health services are also provided as needed. A wide-variety of extra-curricular activities are offered by community organizations.
Teacher retention rate is high because we provide beginning and career teachers with 1:1 mentoring and coaching as well as on-going professional development that is rigorous, relevant, and job-embedded. Teachers at SCC are part of a community of dedicated educators that collaborate for continuous improvement of teaching and learning. They are also supported by a large cadre of teacher associates and supportive administrators. Furthermore, classrooms are well-supplied and updated technology is readily available.
The South Central Community School District is located in Northwest Iowa and serves the rural communities of Lake City, Rockwell City, Lytton, Lohrville, Lanseboro, and Jolley. Citizens enjoy the benefits of small town living while being in close proximity to Twin Lakes and larger towns including Carroll and Fort Dodge. Even Des Moines and Sioux City are within a two-hour drive.
District enrollment is 900 and holding steady. The district consists of three excellently maintained buildings and grounds will plans for significant renovations and improvements. A competition gym, 3 classrooms, and a student services/administration wing are currently being added to the elementary facility for 2020-2021.
Our building is located at
330 Brower Street
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Please feel free to schedule a visit any time!