I invite you to experience all that Indianola has to offer. Whether you’re here for a few days, touring the Simpson campus for a college visit or looking for business opportunities in the community we welcome you. Indianola offers a variety of amenities that makes it a unique place to visit or call home.
We’re a city of nearly 14,900 residents. Our downtown square is lined with retail businesses and friendly restaurants. One of the main cornerstones of our community is Simpson College. Founded 153 years ago and still going strong, Simpson has prepared generations of students for successful careers, graduate schools or service work. Its beautiful campus sits on 75 acres in the center of Indianola and offers the best of both worlds: a nurturing academic environment that’s close to career, internship and entertainment options available in Des Moines.
From thoughtfully designed senior living communities, to 15 miles of paved bike trails, Indianola meets the needs of young and old. The belief in healthy lifestyles at every age has been embraced by our community who came together to invest in a new YMCA on the north side of town, the addition of the multi-use Blake Fieldhouse to our middle school complex which features four basketball courts and two tracks and is open to the public on a year-round basis, and a new athletic field for varsity sports scheduled for completion in 2015. Plus we have a dynamic new organization, the Indianola Community Youth Foundation, lead by former Major League Baseball player, Casey Blake, and his wife, Abbie, dedicated to the health and well-being of the youth of Indianola.
Check out the video the Girls' Swimming Team Manager Laura Wilkinson created.
The 4-1 team has a home meet tonight at the YMCA. Come and cheer on our IHS swimmers!
Thursday morning, October 22, Indianola native Casey Blake was announced as the 2016 Robert D. and Billy Ray Pillar of Character award winner. He will be honored at a Character Counts dinner event in April. Blake was a hall of fame baseball player at Indianola High School and Wichita State University before having a successful Major League Baseball career with the Cleveland Indiana and Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2010 Casey and Abby Blake instituted the Indianola Community Youth Foundation, which continues to support Indianola youth and helped provide the tremendous Blake Fieldhouse facility to the school and community. Casey and Abby and their children reside in Indianola and are active in the school and community. Congratulations to Casey and his family for receiving this recognition of great character! Casey Blake joins an auspicious group listed below:
Past Ray Exemplar Award Winners
2015 Sandy Hatfield Clubb
2014 Dan Gable
2013 Fred Hoiberg
2012 Aaron Kampman
2011 Ed Thomas (posthumously)
2010 Dallas Clark
2009 Shawn Johnson
2008 Dr. Tom Davis
2007 Hayden Fry
2001 Norman Borlaug
Community School District I 1304
East Second Avenue I Indianola,
IA 50125 I (515)
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As a parent of a student who attends a public school district receiving Title I funds, you have the right to inquire and receive information about the qualifications of your child's teacher. If your child is taught by a non-highly qualified teacher for a period of four or more consecutive weeks, you will be notified.
Code No.102. E2: CONTINUOUS NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
It is the policy of the Indianola Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact Ron Lorenz, Assistant Superintendent, 1304 East 2nd Avenue, Indianola, Iowa 50125, 515-961-9500, email@example.com.