List of Iowa districts with 500 or fewer students

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The Central Decatur robotics class placed putters on their robots and played a round of miniature golf the Friday before spring break in 2022. (Photo courtesy of Central Decatur Community School District)

Of Iowa’s 327 public school districts, 104 districts have an enrollment of 500 or fewer students, according to the Iowa Department of Education’s latest numbers, released in December.

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1. Adair-Casey Community School District: 252.6

2. Albert City-Truesdale Community School District: 92.0

3. Alden Community School District: 143.0

4. Andrew Community School District: 135.0

5. North Union Community School District: 307.0

6. Ar-We-Va Community School District: 227.0

7. Baxter Community School District: 451.3

8. Bedford Community School District: 477.7

9. Belle Plaine Community School District: 466.7

10. Bennett Community School District: 66.0

11. North Iowa Community School District: 441.7

12. CAL Community School District: 129.4

13. Calamus-Wheatland Community School District: 425.4

14. Central Community School District: 426.0

15. Central City Community School District: 443.0

16. Charter Oak-Ute Community School District: 181.4

17. Clarksville Community School District: 281.0

18. Clay Central-Everly Community School District: 61.0

19. Collins-Maxwell Community School District: 399.8

20. Colo-NESCO Community School District: 368.9

21. Coon Rapids-Bayard Community School District: 395.0

22. Corning Community School District: 397.5

23. Delwood Community School District: 127.5

24. Diagonal Community School District: 114.0

25. Dunkerton Community School District: 388.1

26. Boyer Valley Community School District: 380.7

27. Easton Valley Community School District: 458.0

28. East Union Community School District: 480.0

29. Eastern Allamakee Community School District: 316.3

30. River Valley Community School District: 341.1

31. Edgewood-Colesburg Community School District: 499.0

32. Eldora-New Providence Community School District: 490.8

33. English Valleys Community School District: 431.1

34. Essex Community School District: 180.0

35. Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton Community School District: 360.5

36. Fremont-Mills Community School District: 437.0

37. Galva-Holstein Community School District: 462.0

38. George-Little Rock Community School District: 404.6

39. Gilmore City-Bradgate Community School District: 99.0

40. Gladbrook-Reinbeck Community School District: 470.4

41. Glidden-Ralston Community School District: 340.0

42. Graettinger-Terril Community School District: 312.2

43. GMG Community School District: 461.2

44. Griswold Community School District: 406.3

45. Guthrie Center Community School District: 431.9

46. Hartwick-Ladora-Victor Community School District: 300.2

47. Hamburg Community School District: 133.0

48. Harris-Lake Park Community School District: 294.0

49. Hubbard-Radcliffe Community School District: 353.9

50. Iowa Valley Community School District: 496.0

51. Janesville Consolidated School District: 420.3

52. Keota Community School District: 292.0

53. Kingsley-Pierson Community School District: 455.1

54. Lamoni Community School District: 328.8

55. Laurens-Marathon Community School District: 107.0

56. Lenox Community School District: 487.1

57. Lone Tree Community School District: 418.1

58. LuVerne Community School District: 35.0

59. East Mills Community School District: 411.0

60. Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Community School District: 340.3

61. Melcher-Dallas Community School District: 320.0

62. Midland Community School District: 481.0

63. Montezuma Community School District: 476.5

64. Moravia Community School District: 360.0

65. Mormon Trail Community School District: 193.0

66. Morning Sun Community School District: 104.2

67. Moulton-Udell Community School District: 158.4

68. Murray Community School District: 269.0

69. North Linn Community School District: 494.4

70. North Kossuth Community School District: 251.0

71. North Tama County Community School District: 458.4

72. Northwood-Kensett Community School District: 492.0

73. Olin Consolidated School District: 72.0

74. Orient-Macksburg Community School District: 138.0

75. Paton-Churdan Community School District: 189.0

76. Remsen-Union Community School District: 319.7

77. Riceville Community School District: 372.5

78. Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock Community School District: 374.0

79. Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District: 155.0

80. Schaller-Crestland Community School District: 330.0

81. Schleswig Community School District: 140.0

82. Seymour Community School District: 224.0

83. Sidney Community School District: 468.8

84. Southeast Warren Community School District: 468.4

85. Southeast Webster Grand Community School District: 497.1

86. South Page Community School District: 127.0

87. South Winneshiek Community School District: 485.2

88. Springville Community School District: 386.6

89. Stanton Community School District: 267.5

90. Stratford Community School District: 69.4

91. Tri-County Community School District: 195.0

92. Tripoli Community School District: 345.1

93. Turkey Valley Community School District: 344.0

94. Twin Cedars Community School District: 307.3

95. Twin Rivers Community School District: 41.0

96. United Community School District: 292.0

97. Villisca Community School District: 268.9

98. Waco Community School District: 497.2

99. West Bend-Mallard Community School District: 336.0

100. West Central Community School District: 285.2

101. West Harrison Community School District: 294.0

102. Whiting Community School District: 180.0

103. Winfield-Mt Union Community School District: 388.0

104. Woodbine Community School District: 465.5

Leah McBride Mensching is a freelance reporter for IowaWatch. She has worked as a reporter, editor, photographer and media researcher over the past 15 years, both as an independent journalist and as an editorial manager for WAN-IFRA, the global organization of the world’s press. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University.