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Instructional Hours Adjusted for Remainder of 2023-24 School Year

Ottumwa Schools Families, Concerning our Winter snow days and the adjustment of our instructional hours, we intend to compensate for the instructional hours lost on April 19, May 3, and May 17 by . . . Read More

Ottumwa High School Theatre Presents The Prom

The Ottumwa High School Theatre Department is proud to present its Spring production, The Prom to audiences on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, 2024. The Prom is based on a troupe of hil . . . Read More

4th-8th Grade All-City Music Festival

The Ottumwa Community School District Annual All-City Concert will be held on Friday, April 5, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in the Bridge View Center. Often considered a rite of passage for both Ottumwa musici . . . Read More

Meet the New Douma Elementary Principal

Ottumwa Community Schools is pleased to announce that Jim (James) Fineran has been named the principal at Douma Elementary for the 2024-25 school year. Mr. Fineran will fill the position vacated by D . . . Read More

Important Update

Dear Ottumwa Schools Families, We would like to make you aware of an incident that occurred today at Gateway High School, prompting authorities to swiftly intervene to ensure the safety of students . . . Read More

4th Annual Mental Wellness Expo

The Ottumwa High School students will host their fourth-annual Mental Wellness Expo on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Ottumwa High School Cafeteria. The event aims to raise awaren . . . Read More

Ottumwa Schools Food Pantry Open Thursday This Week, Closed Friday

The Ottumwa Community School District Food Pantry will be open tomorrow, Thursday, March 28 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Gateway High School, 907 Gateway Drive, Ottumwa. Please note, the Food Pantry will . . . Read More

ISASP Testing to Begin April 2

Dear Parent or Guardian,  Students in grades 3-11 will be taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress (ISASP) April 2nd - 12th and the required Conditions for Learning Survey shortly . . . Read More

Parent Café: Unleashing Your Superpower!

You're invited to the next Parent Café! Parent Cafes are an opportunity to share information and ideas to help us take care of ourselves, raise strong children, and build resilience within our fami . . . Read More

Meet the New Assistant Principal at Liberty Intermediate

Ottumwa Community Schools is pleased to announce that Mr. Wade Van Vark has been named Assistant Principal at Liberty Intermediate School for the 2024-25 school year. Mr. Van Vark will be filling the . . . 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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