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120 11th Ave. NE
Sibley, IA 51249
(712) 754-3601 High School
(712) 754-2542 Middle School
(712) 754-3636 Elementary
(712) 754-2533 Superintendent

Sibley-Ocheyedan Community Schools

Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District has an enrollment of 750 students. The 234 square mile district is comprised of two school buildings. The elementary school has grades Pre-K through 4th grade. The middle school (grades 5-8) is joined to the high school (grades 9-12). The district has 118 staff members: 3 administrators, 64 certified teachers, and 51 classified staff.

Students can participate in a variety of sporting, fine arts, and club extracurricular activities. Sports include football, cross country, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, boys and girls golf, boys and girls track, softball, and baseball. Boys and girls soccer was recently added and is shared with Sheldon CSD.

Choir, band, speech and drama are the fine arts activities available for the students. Other activities include FFA, dance team, football and basketball, cheerleading, International Club, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, High School Student Leadership Team and Yearbook.

The district enjoys great parent and community support through the S-O Band Boosters, S-O Choir Boosters, S-O Athletic Boosters, S-O Friends of the FFA, and S-O Education Foundation.  The National Association of Music Merchants named the school district  one of the 2018 Best Communities in the Nation for Music Education.


Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn CSD
300 N 8th Ave W
Hartley, IA, 51346

Phone: 712-928-3406

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District

The mission of the H-M-S Community School District is to nurture and prepare students to become responsible citizens, equipped to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. The world of education is in a constant state of transformation. Regardless of how education changes, however, for public schools in Iowa, there are cornerstones that remain clear and resolute for HMS students. The operative word in the previous statement is students and is also the benchmark term in the following focus points upon which we base decisions:

  •  Provide a safe school climate for students
  •  Provide quality instruction for students
  •  Provide support for teachers in their work with students
  •  Provide for a positive school/community relationship
  •  Provide quality facilities for students

Current district enrollment is 630 students. A new elementary school is currently under construction, and will be open for the 2020-2021 school year.


Elementary School:
105 Avenue A Lake Park, Iowa 51347

Middle/High School:
905 South Market Street Lake Park, Iowa 51347

Harris Lake Park Community School District

At Harris-Lake Park we truly believe all students can learn and must learn.  It is our absolute obligation to provide the best education possible for our students.  Our districts primary goal is to provide rigorous and relevant learning opportunities while building positive relationships with students, parents and community members.  We are a high achieving school district and we are working hard to maintain that reputation as we meet the needs of our students in a rapidly changing world.  Our mission is to go from good to great.

The mission of the Harris-Lake Park Community School District is to provide an environment for ALL students to learn and develop to their maximum potential - mentally, socially, emotionally and physically - so they become lifetime learners and active citizens in our communities.

The Harris - Lake Park Elementary School is a Preschool through Fifth Grade building.  The staff is dedicated to ensuring that all our students learn to their greatest potential and that the needs of our individual students are met.

H-LP Elementary Vision: To empower all students to make choices and face the challenges of the 21st century.

H-LP Elementary Goals:

  • Instruction is guided by a preplanned curriculum based on the Iowa Core Curriculum
  • The curriculum is based on clear goals and objectives
  • High expectations for student achievement and student behavior
  • Class time is used for learning
  • Teachers continually strive to improve instruction

1700 East Fourth St.
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: (712) 324-2504

Sheldon Community School District

Sheldon and the surrounding communities of Matlock, Ashton, and Archer provide a pleasant setting for the Sheldon Community School District. Sheldon offers small town life with conveniences for raising families in a caring community. Sheldon Community School District has been a leader in educational programs for many years. School district facilities are continually being improved. Board members, administration, and school staff put the needs of students as top priority in any decisions that are made. We welcome community members and newcomers to our schools.

Many community members find volunteer work at our schools a great benefit to themselves as well as to the school. The school district works in partnership with many local businesses to provide additional resources to build an effective school program. The curricular and co-curricular programs offer students many opportunities to learn and grow. This is done with a variety of programs and a progressive attitude towards meeting the needs of all students in the district. The school district also has strong links with other educational institutions, including private schools and our community college. The Sheldon Community School District has a reputation for leadership in education. We, as a community, are proud to call Sheldon “home.”

Our Mission: Prepare all learners to be productive citizens.



603 W Park Street
Sheldon, IA 51201
(712) 324-5061

Northwest Iowa Community College

Although it is the smallest community college in the state, NCC proves that small is mighty.  NCC is committed to: serving students; working with area businesses and industries; providing quality instruction; and letting students apply what they learn. Its student/faculty ratio is 13:1. Nearly 100% of our students get jobs.

NCC is located in Sheldon, Iowa, the geographical center of its four-and-a-half county service area (Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux and half of Cherokee).