Muscatine Community School District
|Muscatine Community School District|
|Type and location|
|Superintendent||Dr. Jerald Riibe|
|Students and staff|
|Colors||Purple and Gold|
The district consists of 8 elementary (K-5) schools, 2 middle (6-8) schools, 1 high school (9-12) and one alternative program, East Campus, which is housed in the former Garfield School. In 2005, Madison Elementary received the National Blue Ribbon School designation, an award which was subsequently given to McKinley Elementary in 2010 and to Washington Elementary in 2011. The district is the only district in Iowa to have three blue ribbon schools in this time period. Muscatine is fortunate to have exceptional teacher leaders and some of the best principals to be found. This combination has created one of the most progressive educational systems in the state of Iowa. MCSD was the first district in the nation to implement "The Leader In Me" program, which is based on the 7 habits of highly effective people, in every elementary school. The district also was the first district in Iowa to implement a Project Based Learning program in multiple schools. The program is called G SQUARED, and it focuses on inquiry/project based programming at the both middle schools and at the high school. G SQUARED is a school within a school program that emphasizes 21st century skills and college readiness. In the 2012-13 school year, the district become the largest 1 to 1 laptop district for grades 6-12 in the state. All students in those grades are assigned an Apple laptop to use 24/7 during the school year. Also, during that school year, competency based education was implemented, striving to get students to focus on learning, not just grades. This method of teaching was featured in the statewide report on the promise of using CBE to improve education.
As of October 1, 2012, 5,304 students attended schools in the Muscatine Community School District.
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