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Building Every Learner. Future Ready.

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Our mission: To ensure all learners experience a rigorous and personalized learning experience so they have a plan, a pathway, and a passion for their future.
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Career and Technical Education

Metro Students Work on Robotics

Metro Students fuse Career and Technical Classes into their every day schedule.
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Every learner. Future ready.

CRCSD enriches the community and embraces all backgrounds and cultures. We share a learning environment that welcomes everyone, as we prepare all students with pathways and passions for the future.

Fulfilling Our Vision

We’re constantly building an environment and community where our students, staff, and stakeholders can succeed. Take a glimpse at our programs and initiatives.

Magnet Schools

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Cedar Rapids Community School District is home to five magnet schools—three elementaries and two middle schools—which focus on sustainability, STEAM, leadership, and business.

Gifted Education

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The gifted education and PACT program enhances and supports the educational experience of high ability students to prepare them to become world class learners and responsible citizens.

Career and Technical Education

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Career and technical education provides quality programming aligned with workforce needs, developed in partnership with local companies. It engages students in the application of other academic content to help prepare them for the future.

Iowa BIG

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Iowa BIG celebrates the unique partnership between school districts and area businesses, and is an opportunity for high school students to expand their learning outside the traditional classroom for part of the school day.


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We are committed to implementing sustainable practices to protect our environment and reduce our carbon footprint through facility and grounds improvements, development planning, technology updates, and school green teams.

Future-Ready Facilities

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The district’s new 14-year Comprehensive Facilities Master Plan is a fiscally responsible plan that reimagines our school facilities to help address current realities and future demands.

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Points of Pride

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2nd largest in iowa

16,000+Enrolled students


70+Languages spoken in our schools

innovative education

5Theme-based magnet schools

Most in Iowa

54Nationally board-certified teachers


66Nations represented by students

Cedar Rapids Virtual Academy

1Full-time virtual school