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Ottumwa Schools 2024-2025 School Calendar Update

Mark Your Calendars!  Ottumwa Community Schools is excited to announce our school calendar breaks for the 2024-2025 academic year providing students, parents, guardians and staff with these importa . . . Read More

Bulldog Network for Ottumwa Schools Activities

Dear Ottumwa Community, Recent communications have highlighted a significant transition in how Ottumwa Bulldog Sports will be shared with our community, moving from a long-standing partnership with . . . Read More

Surf’s Up with School Breakfast

To encourage more families to take advantage of the healthy choices available with school breakfast, Ottumwa Community School District will celebrate National School Breakfast Week March 4-8, 2024.  . . . Read More

Regional Superintendents Met with Governor Reynolds in Ottumwa

The Ottumwa Community School District hosted Governor Reynolds, a few state representatives, and area superintendents on Thursday, February 22 at Gateway High School. Engaging with superintendents . . . Read More

Pickwick Preschool Open House

Get ready for Preschool Registration 2024-25! ✏️ Mark your calendars – it kicks off right after our Pickwick Preschool Open House on February 29. We invite 3 & 4 year old students NEW to Ottumwa . . . Read More

Governor Reynolds Visits Gateway High School

The Ottumwa Community School District and Gateway High School hosted Governor Reynolds and her team on Thursday afternoon. Her student-led tour of our state-of-the-art Gateway High School facility . . . Read More

100 Days of School District-wide Celebration: Wednesday, February 7

Ottumwa High School's Centennial Year is hitting the 100th-day mark of the 2023-24 School Year, and we're celebrating district-wide! On Wednesday, February 7, 2024 we'll be serving up a sweet treat t . . . Read More

Superintendent Student Recognition Awards

Dear Ottumwa Schools Community, A new prestigious award has been established to honor the exceptional achievements of outstanding students within our district. Two students from each of our ten schoo . . . 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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