Welcome to Our Schools
Welcome to the Indianola CSD website! We hope this website will be a useful source of information for you and a showcase of what Indianola has to offer: “Proud Traditions…Unlimited Possibilities.”
I am extremely thankful to have the opportunity to serve as district superintendent. Indianola is a beautiful community, and its public schools offer tremendous educational opportunities. In addition to a very talented and committed staff and strong curriculum, the district facilities are very good and will become even better with the community’s investment of $29 million in the next couple of years. This fall we are excited to be introducing a 1:1 digital learning environment (DLE) at Indianola High School, too.
I encourage you to get involved with the schools – through attending events, volunteering, serving on committees, joining booster groups, etc. Please feel free to stop in to see me, too, and let me know about things that are going well or things that could be improved. My office phone is 515-961-9500 and my email is
I look forward to serving the Indianola Community School District’s students and staff and to being a part of all this great community has to offer. Join me in celebrating Indianola’s proud traditions and exploring its unlimited possibilities.
Indianola CSD Superintendent
Last Day Of School • May 29, 2015 • 11:30 am
Facilities Director Rick Branson used a drone to capture bird’s-eye views of construction progress at Emerson Elementary School, Indianola High School, and the varsity stadium. View the complete videos here.
2015-2016 School Calendars Approved!
The Indianola Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 traditional education calendar, on Monday, April 13, 2015. To view the traditional calendar, please click here.
The Indianola Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 Year Round Education (YRE) calendar for Irving Elementary, on Monday, April 27, 2015. To view the YRE calendar, please click here.
||A celebration was held at the middle school for students who reached personal reading goals. The students worked with teachers during READ time to reach those goals and celebrated their accomplishments in April with relays, TP your teacher and open gym during READ time.
The Indianola Board of Education approved a 2015-2016 traditional school calendar, on Monday, April 13, 2015. The traditional school year will begin on Monday, August 24, and, barring any weather related make-up days, will conclude on May 27. Christmas vacation will run from December 21 through January 1. Spring break will occur the week of March 14. The last day for seniors will be May 20, and graduation will take place on May 22.
Iowa Financial Literacy Summit
Teachers, students and parents are encouraged to attend the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on May 5 in Des Moines. The Iowa Department of Education is hosting this event as part of a broader effort to improve Iowa students' financial literacy skills. The purpose of the summit is to raise awareness that making smart, responsible financial decisions is an important part of a great education; to provide teaching resources to help students meet the financial literacy component of our state standards; and to connect Iowans with community resources and programs that support financial literacy education. Tickets are available through April 21. For more information, including the summit agenda and registration information, visit https://www.educateiowa.gov/event/iowa-financial-literacy-summit.
Changes in the Transitional Kindergarten Program - CLICK HERE!
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Info
Indianola Schools New Video
Take a couple of minutes to watch this new video about the Indianola School District. A special thank you to everyone who participated and made it come to life. We are proud of schools and we hope you are, too. We encourage you to share this video with friends and family.
To sign up for free emergency alerts from the Indianola School District, please register here:
Click here for a special announcement regarding Indianola Schools and Iowa School Alerts for the 2015-16 school year !!