Open Enrollment

South Winneshiek Shines With Achievements and Opportunities

South Winneshiek is one of northeast Iowa's high performing schools. The vision of the South Winneshiek Community School District, with shared responsibility of home and community, is to provide the best environment to develop skills needed to be responsible, life-long learners within the school and community. 50% of the teachers at South Winneshiek High School have earned their master’s degree. 35% of the entire South Winneshiek’s certified staff have earned master’s degrees. 100% of the 2015 Senior Class earned college credit. The students earned an average of 19.3 college credits. Individual students earned from 3 to 40 credits, which was a cost savings to their families and taxpayers of $501,084 over their four-year high school career.

Some of the strengths and opportunities at the South Winn Elementary/Middle School include:

High Test Scores         Reading Recovery                   Science Fair                Classroom Guidance

Title I Reading             Writing Workshop                   Art Show                     ST (Spatial Temporal) Math

Back Pack Program    Lego League                           Kid Wind                     Exploratory Spanish

History Fair                 Band                                       Choir                          Honor Choir & Band

PBIS Initiative             Middle School Play                  STEM Club                  ELP Program

Tech Nation                Homework Helper                   Math Counts                Mentoring Program

Preschool Program     ELL Program


Some of the strengths and opportunities at the South Winneshiek High School include:

High Test Scores         Vocal Music: Choirs                Spring Play                  Band: Concert, Marching, Jazz

FFA                             SODA                                     Purple Cord                 Large/Small Group Speech

Art Club                      Math Club                               Student Council           National Honor Society

Yearbook                    Flag Corp                                Cheerleading               First Tech Challenge (FTC)

Football                      Track                                       Cross Country             Wrestling

Basketball                  Baseball                                   Softball                       Swimming

Volleyball                    Golf                                         Trap Shooting             Fall Musical     


South Winneshiek has Career and Technical Education (CTE) pathways in agriculture, business, construction, health and Project Lead the Way (PLTW). These pathways prepare students for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) postsecondary education programs and careers. As we approach the month of March, it is a good time to remind parents about an option they have for where their child may attend school. Open enrollment is the process by which parents/guardians residing in an Iowa school district may enroll their children into another Iowa school district under the terms and conditions of Iowa law.  The deadline for students entering Grades 1-12 is March 1st. The deadline for students entering kindergarten is September 1st.

At South Winneshiek CSD, we believe in small rural schools! We have, and will continue to have, a school district where students thrive, not just survive! Check out the South Winneshiek Community School District; one of Iowa’s finest schools.