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Annual Student Update is Open

Attention all families!Our Annual Student Update is now OPEN! We kindly request all families to complete this update to confirm your child's attendance for the upcoming school year and ensure we hav . . . Read More

Feedback Welcome on a Proposed Cell Phone-Free Schools Policy

The Ottumwa Community School District is considering adopting a district-wide cell phone-free school policy at all Ottumwa Schools. The district is looking at the following components of why our scho . . . Read More

Tragic Passing of Douma Elementary Student Jaxxon Cain

Dear Ottumwa Schools Staff and Families, It is with profound sorrow that the Ottumwa Community School District shares the tragic passing of one of our beloved students from Douma Elementary School. J . . . Read More

Reminder: Transportation Requests

Dear Ottumwa Families,  This is a friendly reminder about the opportunity to request transportation assistance for students residing in hazard zones around their homes.  Reminder:  Notification to . . . Read More

Ottumwa Schools' 4th Annual Family Fest!

Join us for Ottumwa Schools' 4th Annual Family Fest! 🎉 📅 Date: Saturday, August 3, 2024 ⏰ Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 📍Location: Liberty Intermediate School, 50 Traxler Dr, Ottumwa, IA C . . . Read More

Ottumwa Youth Football League

Ottumwa Youth Football League Open to all incoming 5th and 6th grade students. Sign Up Dates: Saturday, July 13 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, August 3 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Saturday, August . . . Read More

Update: Detailed Process for Transportation Requests

Dear Ottumwa Families, Following up on our previous communication, I am pleased to provide you with more detailed information regarding the process for requesting transportation assistance due not be . . . Read More

Ottumwa Schools Seeking Nominations for 2024 Alumni Hall of Fame

The Ottumwa Community School District Hall of Fame committee is seeking nominations for its Alumni Hall of Fame. The Ottumwa Schools' Alumni Hall of Fame award honors those who have distinguished th . . . Read More

2024 Summer Meal Distribution

Ottumwa Schools Summer Meal Distribution takes place every Thursday, beginning at 2:00 pm. Learn . . . Read More

Loss of Beloved Staff Member - Tammy Proenneke

Dear Ottumwa Schools Families, With immense sorrow, I inform you of the passing of our beloved colleague and friend, Tammy Proenneke. Tammy lost her life last night following a brave struggle with ca . . . Read More


848 Total number of staff, including administrative staff members, teaching staff, and support staff.

$106 Million $106,202,472 is the budget for the 2023-2024 school year.

5,114 Students enrolled as of October 2023. Ottumwa School District is the 19th largest district in the state.


Our Mission:  Inspire every student to think, learn, achieve and care.

Our Vision:  Engage, educate, and empower every student every day.



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