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Emmetsburg Community Schools

Mission Statement
The mission of the Emmetsburg Community School District is to prepare responsible and productive citizens for an ever-changing world by the utilization of our total resources through a partnership of the family, school, and community.


  1. All students will be proficient in reading comprehension to be prepared for success after high school.
  2. All students will be proficient in Math to be prepared for success after high school.
  3. All students will be proficient in Science to be prepared for success after high school.
  4. All K-12 students will use technology in developing proficiency in reading, math, and science.
  5. All students will feel safe at and connected to school.

Emmetsburg Community Schools
205 King Street (Superintendent) 712-852-3201 
205 King Street (Middle School) 712-852-2892
205 King Street (High School) 712-852-2966
602 Call Street (Elementary School) 712-852-4485
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

The Emmetsburg Community School system has an enrollment of 725 students with 120 staff members. In our kindergarten through 3rd grade we have a ratio of one staff member to 16 students.

We have 2 building sites:

  • High School grades 9-12 and Middle School grades 5-8 at 205 King St
  • Elementary K-4 grades at 602 Call St

Majority of the high school students graduate with some college credits. We work closely with the Career Academy at Iowa Lakes Community College to accomplish this.

Emmetsburg is a member of the “Lakes Conference”. Some of its activities include: Football, Show Choir, Wrestling, Cheerleading, E’Hawk Buddies, Volleyball, Vocal, Community Service Program, Cross Country, Publications, Concert & Jazz Band, Student Council, Advanced Business Technology, Large, Small & Individual Speech, Art, Quiz Bowl, Basketball, Drama, Track, etc.



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