Registration Open for 2023-24 School Year


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The best choice for your student's future is to start their journey at Ottumwa Schools. Ottumwa Pre-K / Kindergarten is a high-quality early childhood education program that offers you and your child a safe, nurturing, and caring classroom environment. Registration for Pre-K and Kindergarten is now available to get your slot at our Welcome Center at 325 E Main Street. 


Why Ottumwa Schools: 

  • We offer free three and four-year-old preschool full-time for our families' convenience. 
  • We are the second-fastest-growing district in the state of Iowa. 
  • Ottumwa Schools recognizes that every child has unique needs. Our expert teachers and staff are devoted to helping each child reach their potential. State-of-the-art facilities will create a learning environment for your child from PK through graduation.
  • We are committed to having the smallest class sizes in Iowa. 
  • Ottumwa Schools offers free breakfast and lunch for all students. 
  • Ottumwa Schools' top priority is the safety and security of our students. 

In order to have a slot for Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year, register your student today at the Welcome Center. The Ottumwa Community School District Welcome Center, located at 325 E. Main St, offers new and returning families a central location to complete registration. Families can now enroll all of their children at one place and have assistance in completing the process, including internet and computer access. 


The Welcome Center offers year-round assistance in the downtown location. The staff ensures proper documentation has been received, all records have been requested, set up school transportation, and informs families which school they are assigned. The center also provides parents with information on district and community programs, services, and resources. 


You can also reserve a time to register your student here: