Eldon IA Public School

Find Eldon, Iowa public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools. Public schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Cardinal Elementary School 5414 Highway 16 Eldon IA 52554 641-652-3591


Cardinal Middle-Senior High School 4045 Ashland Road Eldon IA 52554 641-652-7531

About Eldon Public Schools

Eldon Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Eldon, IA. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Iowa, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

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Eldon School District

Eldon Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Eldon school districts are led by boards or commissions who set policy for the district and appoint a Superintendent of Schools. Board and commission members may be elected by voters within the district, or in some cases may be appointed by the legislative body that serves the Wapello County district. While the Iowa State impose frameworks and some minimum requirements for length of school year, teacher qualifications, curriculum and other elements of public education, the Eldon school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Eldon Public Schools

Eldon Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Eldon Elementary Schools typically serve students from Pre-K, Kindergarten or Grade 1 through Grade 5 or Grade 6. While all Public School districts begin Primary School by Grade 1, not all offer Kindergarten or Pre-K grades. Eldon Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Eldon High Schools covers Grades 9 through 12. In small school districts, all grades may be served in one school. The completion of Grade 12 is generally considered to indicate student readiness for post-secondary education.

Specialized Public Schools in Eldon

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Eldon Charter Schools are Public Schools initiated by a parent or community group or organization to serve a special population or to provide special curricula or instructional practices. They are formed by a special charter or agreement with the school district that grants them additional flexibility in how they operate. Eldon Magnet Schools are Public Schools that offer a specialized theme or subject emphasis, such as science and technology, international and cultural studies, or the arts.