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About the District

Marshalltown Community School District (MCSD) is a dynamic and diverse school district located in central Iowa. The district educates about about 5,300 kids and is one of the largest employers in the city of Marshalltown employing nearly 900 people. It boasts 11 attendance centers.

Excellence in Education

With a mission to provide high-quality education to all students, the district prides itself on its commitment to student success, academic excellence, and community involvement. Marshalltown Community School District offers a comprehensive curriculum that meets the needs of students from preschool through high school, including specialized programs for students with unique learning needs.


MCSD is excited about the unique opportunity of working with such a diverse student population. With the third most saturated population of English Language Learners in the state of Iowa, 31%, our district is poised to prioritize biliteracy and multiliteracy. Culturally, about 54% of our kids identify as Latino. Whereas, 30% of our kids identify as White or Caucasian with a growing percentage of kids who identify as Asian, 7.5%. About three and a half percent of our kids identify as Black or African American. And then everyone else will identify in a multi-categorical way.


Marshalltown Community School District places a priority on providing and implementing technology to provide access to content to students as well as prepare students for an ever-changing world. MCSD currently has a plan to expose grades PK-12 to computer science and coding instruction. A Chromebook is provided for each student from grades PK-12. Students in grades 5-12 are able to take their devices home every night. The district has also provided over 400 hotspots to help students and families gain access to content through internet access.


Marshalltown Community School District values diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and community members. The district encourages parent and community involvement in the education process and actively collaborates with community partners to provide students with opportunities for growth and success.

The district is led by a team of dedicated and experienced administrators, teachers, and staff who are committed to providing the highest quality education possible to all students. With a focus on innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement, Marshalltown Community School District is dedicated to preparing students for success in a rapidly changing world.

Athletics and Activities

The Marshalltown Community School District Activities Department offers students the opportunity to compete and perform in an environment that supports student athlete growth as they compete and perform at their highest level. Participation is a privilege and being a Bobcat prioritizes appropriate sporting conduct, value all who choose to participate and develop a well rounded education experience.