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.