Small School Advantages, Big School Opportunities!


About Us:

Oskaloosa Community School District is comprised of an early childhood center (4 year old preschool), one elementary school (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12), as well as our Virtual Academy for online learning and our home school assistance program (HSAP).

We are located in Oskaloosa, IA, centered in Mahaska County. Oskaloosa is a city of over 11,000 people that offers a multitude of opportunities. To find out more about Oskaloosa, visit the websites for the City of Oskaloosa and the Mahaska County Chamber of Commerce.



Our Schools:

Oskaloosa Early Childhood Center Preschool
1521 Green Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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Oskaloosa Elementary School (OES)
1801 Orchard Avenue
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

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Oskaloosa Middle School (OMS)
1704 North 3rd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Middle School



Oskaloosa High School (OHS)
1816 North 3rd Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

High School


Oskaloosa Virtual Academy


Virtual Academy logo

Oskaloosa Home School Assistance Program
508 South 7th Street
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Early Childhood Center



 By the Numbers:

  • 2,126 students
  • 12:1 student to teacher ratio
  • 362 employees
  • 173 teachers
  • Elementary classroom size averages:
    • K-2 classrooms = 17.5 students per classroom
    • 3-5 classrooms = 18.5 students per classroom

 OCSD offers a multitude of opportunities including:

  • Passion Based Learning
  • Career Readiness
  • Advanced Placement
  • Honor & College Credit Courses
  • 1:1 Student Laptop Program

 OCSD provides programs for students
 with exceptionalities, including:

  • Talented & Gifted (TAG)
  • Special Education
  • Section 504
  • Intervention Support for Math & Reading
  • Limited English Proficiency (ELL)
  • At Risk
  • Social Emotional Behavioral Health

 Enriching Student Life

Students are encouraged to take part in a variety of fine arts, athletic and extracurricular activities including:

  • Band
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Chorus
  • Color Guard
  • Cross Country
  • Dance
  • Debate
  • Drama
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Orchestra
  • Peer Helpers
  • Robotics
  • Shooting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Storybook Players
  • Student Council
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Annual Notice of Nondescrimination

The Oskaloosa Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:  Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources; Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing; Arts, Communication, and Information Systems; Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management; Health Science; and Human Services.

It is the policy of the Oskaloosa Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Melanie Hatch, Director of Student Services, 1800 N 3rd Street, Oskaloosa, Iowa 52577, 641-673-8345,

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