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.