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Our motto shows the value placed on a quality education program that aims to provide success for every student. Over 98% of Oelwein students graduate and over 87% go on the post-secondary education.

Both public and private schools consistently rank high in science, academics, sports, music and other disciplines and have received many state and several national awards. 27% of high school students take post-secondary classes at the NICC classrooms right next door. 80% of juniors take the ACT with the group average score exceeding Iowa composite scores and well above national scores. Over 80% of students participate in extra-curricular activities.

National recognition - An Oelwein math program was recognized nationally in the Weekly Reader. Fourth grade teacher Terry Rex is a leader in using the technically advanced Classroom Performance System (CPS) to teach his students math interactively using a large screen and remote-control clickers.

Oelwein, Hazleton, Stanley, and the surrounding rural areas make up the local school district. Present schools include:

  • Little Husky Learning Center - Kindergarten, Preschool & Headstart 317 8th Ave. SE, 283-2302. Principal: Mary Beth Steggall
  • Parkside Elementary - 1st grade 301 6th Ave. SW, 283-1245 Principal: Bev Burns
  • Wings Park Elementary - 2nd-5th grades 111 8th Ave. NE, 319-283-1982 Principal: Bev Burns
  • Sacred Heart Parochial School - K-6th - 601 1st Ave. SW, 319-283- 1366  (and Elf Pre-school). More info at: Sacred Heart Website
  • Middle School - 6th-8th grades - 300 12th Ave. SE, 319-283-3015 Principal: Mary Beth Steggall
  • Senior High School -9-12 grades -315 8th Ave. SE, 319-283-2731 Principal: Josh Ehn. Asst. Principal/Activities Dir: Travis Druvenga
  • Regional Education Center/Alternative High School - 10th-12 grades - 22 First Ave. NW - 319-283-2845

Superintendent: Dan Diercks
Administration Building
307 8th Ave. SE, Oelwein, IA 50662
Phone: 319-283-3536
Fax: 319-283-4497
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For inquiries and for comprehensive information regarding activities, curriculum, improvement plan, programs, and staff, visit the school's web site:

Higher Education in the surrounding area:

Northeast Iowa Community College - Oelwein Center NICC & Regional Academy for Math and Science -RAMS 
1400 Technology Drive
Oelwein, IA 50662
Fax 319-283-1893
Teri Rubner, Center Coordinator
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NICC Main Campus in Calmar
P. O. Box 400, Calmar, IA 52132-0400
Phone 800-728-2256

Hawkeye Community College
1502 E. Orange Rd., Waterloo, Iowa
319-296-2320 or 800-670-4769
Online courses:

Upper Iowa University
Main Campus in Fayette, Iowa
Evening & Weekend Degree Programs available

University of Northern Iowa (UNI)
One of 3 major public Iowa universities
Main Campus in Cedar Falls
Phone 319-273-2311
Visitor & Info Center - 319-273-6864

Kaplan University - Cedar Falls

* Other nearby colleges include:
* Luther College (Decorah)
* Wartburg College (Waverly)
* The University of Dubuque, Loras, and Clark Colleges (Dubuque)
* Northeast Iowa Community College, Peosta Campus (Peosta)

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Oelwein was named "Hub City" because of the rail lines coming into town and the repair shops located there.

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