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Upcoming Winter Break Schedule

The Ottumwa Community School District will dismiss at 1:00PM on Thursday, December 21, 2023. There is no school on Friday, December 22, 2023 through Tuesday, January 2, 2024. Classes resume for O . . . Read More

Building Branding and Safety

It's great to hear that our community is noticing the new branding and safety measures being implemented at the main entrances of your buildings. Using Safety and Security Window Film to fortify weak . . . Read More

Parent Café—HoliDaze: Staying Strong Amidst the Holiday Bustle

Parent Café Please join us at our next Parent Café!  FREE dinner, great company, and CHILDCARE PROVIDED! DATE: December 14, 2023 TIME: 5:30PM - 7:30PM WHERE: Horace Mann Elementary School, 1523 . . . Read More

Mini-Pitches Boost Inclusive Play Opportunities and School Spirit

As part of our district’s commitment to Be The Best, we’re proud to provide safe and well-maintained outdoor spaces for students and families to exercise, have fun, and learn important skills. I . . . Read More

Thanksgiving Break Schedule

The Ottumwa Community School District will dismiss at 1:00PM today, Tuesday, November 21, 2023.  There is no school on Wednesday, November, 22 through Friday, November 24, 2023. Ottumwa Schools . . . Read More

Ottumwa Schools Food Pantry Closed This Week

The Ottumwa Community School District Food Pantry will be closed this week. Please note, the Food Pantry will be closed on Friday, November 24, 2023. Our food pantry is open every Friday and is ava . . . Read More


848 Total number of staff, including administrative staff members, teaching staff, and support staff.

$106 Million $106,202,472 is the budget for the 2023-2024 school year.

5,114 Students enrolled as of October 2023. Ottumwa School District is the 19th largest district in the state.


Our Mission:  Inspire every student to think, learn, achieve and care.

Our Vision:  Engage, educate, and empower every student every day.


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