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The Rockwell City community is part of the South Central Calhoun School District.
The communities of South Central Calhoun include Rockwell City, Lytton, Lake City, Lohrville, Lanesboro.
Rockwell City is home to the SCC Elementary School for grades Pre-K through Third Grade.
The SCC Middle School is also in Rockwell City for grades Fourth through Eighth.
The SCC High School is located in Lake City for grades Nine through Twelve.
The U.S. Department of Education’s National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are made in students’ levels of achievement.
The South Central Calhoun Elementary School in Rockwell City is one of just 337 schools nationwide who have been awarded the U.S. Department of Education's National Blue Ribbon Schools award in 2014.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan made the official announcement on September 30. The U.S. Department of Education will honor 287 public and 50 private schools at a recognition ceremony on Nov. 10-11 in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Nicole McChesney, SCC elementary principal, and Mrs. Rachel Miller, SCC elementary teacher, will be attending the award ceremony on behalf of the district.
“These great schools are fulfilling the promise of American education – that all students, no matter their name or zip code, can flourish when schools provide safe, creative, and challenging learning environments,” Duncan said.
“Iowa’s Blue Ribbon Schools exemplify our state’s hard work to improve and make sure every door of opportunity is open to all students,” Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck said.
Jim Brown, SCC Board President, commended the elementary staff and students for their achievement. “South Central Calhoun has worked hard in its efforts to make academic improvements during times of change from two school districts to one united school district.” “I am extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students and our staff. As the SCC superintendent, I am proud of the staff and students. It is a great honor to the staff for their dedicated service to the district and to the students who have worked hard to improve their learning."