Did You Know?

Of the over 3 million people in Iowa, 62,230 live in Council Bluffs!


Career Fair 2013 for webThe Council Bluffs Community School District is fortunate that businesses and organizations are stepping up in meaningful ways and at new levels to partner for student success.

  • Google and Ellison Technologies staff members work directly with students in the Emerging Technologies Academy.
  • US Bank established elementary school branches of the bank for students to deposit their savings and learn the value of money.
  • TS Bank brings financial literacy to a new level with Iowa’s only full-service bank branch with student tellers at Thomas Jefferson High School.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation granted nearly $20,000 to the school district the “Fight Childhood Obesity.”
  • The Iowa West Foundation served as a catalyst for securing a partnership between the school district, the Arby’s Foundation, local Arby’s franchise owners and Hunger Free Heartland to increase the number of children benefiting from the summer lunch program.
  • Warren Distribution donated a Jet Stream 500 model wind tunnel for the Aerospace Engineering Class at Abraham Lincoln High School.
  • Made possible by partners, the Council Bluffs community received a National Pacesetter Award was presented to the school district for providing high-quality summer learning opportunities for students.  The month-long Summer Exploration program is in its fourth year and was cited for the positive affect on student literacy and its involvement of the greater community and dedicated partners working together on behalf of students.  Partners include: ATA Sanders Martial Arts, Bass Pro Shops, Community Education Foundation, Council Bluffs Public Library,Council Bluffs Recycling Center, Fontenelle Forest, Hitchcock Nature Center, Hot Shops Art Center, Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, Rails West Museum, The Rose Theater, Union Pacific Railroad, Western Historic Trails Center, and YMCA
  • Alumni and businesses contributed more then $90,000 to commission a bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson to greet visitors to the high school.
  • Hundreds of individuals and businesses partnered with the school district to host community resource, family wellness and career fairs.