About North Polk

  • OUR HISTORY

    The North Polk Community School District was established July 1, 1956, serving the former school districts of Alleman, Elkhart, Sheldahl, and White Oak. A year later the Polk City School District joined the North Polk CSD. At the inception of the district, elementary school buildings were located in Elkhart, Polk City, and Sheldahl with 7th-12th grade students attending the school building in Alleman. To remember our history, the North Polk Community School District maintains a digital archive. The district has partnered with a firm called Touchpros to maintain this archive. This features more than 70 years of North Polk School History. Click the button below to view the TouchPro selection. 

    TouchPros Digital Archive

    OUR SCHOOLS

    Today, North Polk is one of the fastest-growing school districts in Iowa. As of the 2021-22 school year, the district currently serves approximately 2,000 students in grades preschool through 12. The district has four schools with construction currently underway on its fifth, and recently just completed an expansion of the existing high school.

    West Elementary is located in Polk City serving grades preschool-4th grade. Central Elementary, the Middle School, and High School are located in Alleman, serving preschool-5th, 6th-8th, and 9th-12th respectively.

     

    OUR COMMUNITIES

    North Polk serves the communities of Alleman, Elkhart, Polk City, Sheldahl, and the northern portions of Ankeny. Within our communities, you will find plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors through attractions such as Saylorville Lake, Big Creek State Park, and the High Trestle Trail. 

    The district is nestled north of Des Moines, the state’s capital and largest city, and south of Ames, the home of Iowa State University. Situated near the intersection of Interstates 35 and 80, it's an easy drive to Chicago, Kansas City, Minneapolis, and Omaha.

Mission & Vision

  • OUR CORE PURPOSE

    Learning for All by Learning from All. 

    WHAT WE COMMIT TO CREATE

    The North Polk Community Schools exist for ALL learners to become:

    • Quality Producers
    • Knowledgeable People
    • Problem Solvers
    • Effective Communicators
    • Collaborative Workers 

    DRIVERS OF OUR WORDS & ACTIONS 

    Our core values include:

    • Resilience
    • Resourcefulness
    • Responsibility
    • Relationships
    • Respect