Washington County Public School

Find Washington County 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.


Ainsworth Elementary School 835 Park Street Ainsworth IA 52201 319-657-3151


Alterntive Learning Cent School 707 4th Street Wellman IA 52356 319-646-6096

Assure Center Alternative School 105 Westview Drive Washington IA 52353 319-653-7378

Highland High School 1715 Vine Avenue Riverside IA 52327 319-648-2891

Highland Middle School 1715 Vine Avenue Riverside IA 52327 319-648-5018

Kalona Elementary School 702 6th Street Kalona IA 52247 319-656-2243

Lincoln Upper Elementary School 606 South 4th Avenue Washington IA 52353 319-653-3691

Mid-Prairie High School 1634 Iowa 22 Wellman IA 52356 319-646-6091

Mid-Prairie Middle School 713 F Avenue Kalona IA 52247 319-656-2241

Riverside Elementary School 220 Schnoebelen Street Riverside IA 52327 319-648-2821

Stewart Elementary School 821 North 4th Avenue Washington IA 52353 319-653-3244

Waco Elementary School 200 South Main Street Crawfordsville IA 52621 319-658-2931

Washington Middle School 313 South 4th Avenue Washington IA 52353 319-653-5414

Washington Middle School 1111 South B Avenue Washington IA 52353 319-653-5414

Washington Township Elementary School 1592 Angle Road Southwest Kalona IA 52247 319-683-2770

Wellman Elementary School 800 6th Avenue Wellman IA 52356 319-646-2984

About Washington County Public Schools

Washington County 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 Washington County, 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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Washington County School District

Washington County Public Schools operate within school districts which are separate entities responsible for administering Public Schools. Washington County 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 Washington 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 Washington County school district has significant latitude within these frameworks and the authority to manage the day-to-day operation of Public Schools.

Types of Washington County Public Schools

Washington County Public Schools are largely organized into three groups, each serving different grade levels. Washington County 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. Washington County Middle Schools cover Grades 6 or 7 through Grade 8. Washington County 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 Washington County

Many Public School districts offer alternatives to traditional Public School structures, including Charter Schools and Magnet Schools. Washington County 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. Washington County 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.