The Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD) new Magnet High School, City View Community High School, will be located in the Economic Alliance building downtown Cedar Rapids next Fall. The proposed location was announced at the February 27th Board Meeting with pending board approval expected in March. 

We’re excited for this opportunity to extend the magnet path through high school and I am thrilled with this location. Our students will have access to the advantages downtown Cedar Rapids has to offer. Co-locating in the space with the Economic Alliance will help offer our students real world experience and business opportunities to ensure Every Learner is Future Ready.” Dan DeVore, City View Principal. 

CRCSD was awarded a $14.8 million dollar federal Magnet School Assistance Program grant in October 2022 to expand and enhance the magnet school program. City View Community High School students will have a non-traditional school day filled with community projects, workshops, classes, job shadows and internships. Students will work alongside local businesses and community leaders experiencing a rigorous and personalized learning experience so they have a plan, a pathway, and a passion for their future in the workforce, trades or college/university. 

“We are looking forward to welcoming City View High School into our downtown location,” said Doug Neumann, executive director of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance. “Integrating high school students into the business community not only furthers real-world education but allows the students to see what our community has to offer them after graduation.”

The District proudly offers in-district student choice with a total of six magnet schools serving students in Kindergarten through 10th grade. The three magnet elementary schools have themes of STEAM, sustainability, and leadership. The two magnet middle schools have the themes of STEAM and business and leadership. The magnet high school will focus on the theme of community. 

City View Community High School is a school within the Cedar Rapids Community School District and is open to any 9th and 10th grade student living in the area by applying to the CRCSD Magnet School Lottery. Applications are open through Friday, March 3, 2023. 

For more information, contact the Cedar Rapids Community School District Community Relations Office at