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: Mary Beth Steggall
Wings Park Elementary - 2nd-5th grades 111 8th Ave. NE, 319-283-1982 Principal: Dan Ratcliff
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: John Amick
Senior High School -9-12 grades -315 8th Ave. SE, 319-283-2731 Principal: Chad Kohagen. Asst. Principal/Activities Dir: Travis Schueller
Regional Education Center/Alternative High School - 10th-12 grades - 22 First Ave. NW - 319-283-2845
Superintendent: Steve Westerberg Administration Building 307 8th Ave. SE, Oelwein, IA 50662 Phone: 319-283-3536 Fax: 319-283-4497 Email:
For more information: For inquiries and for comprehensive information regarding activities, curriculum, improvement plan, programs, and staff, visit the school's web site: www.oelwein.k12.ia.us
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 Phone319-283-3010 Fax 319-283-1893 Teri Rubner, Center Coordinator
* 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)