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The School That Leads

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Welcome To

City High School

Welcome to City High, the school that leads! City High is a competitive, comprehensive high school full of history, tradition, and excellence. We are part of something bigger than ourselves. We are City High Little Hawks.

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Our District

The Iowa City Community School District serves more than 14,000 students and is the 4th largest school district in the state of Iowa. Here you can explore our District's offerings, stay informed with the latest news and calendar updates, meet our District administrative team, and more!

Students & Families

Our students and families are at the heart of what we do. Here you can explore the resources and information needed from enrollment to school meals to transportation and everything in between.

Academics & Programs

Our goal is to provide dynamic learning opportunities and future-focused educational programming. Here you will discover the depth and breadth of our academic offerings and our unique programming opportunities that prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.

Supports & Services

We are committed to providing supports that allow for all students to reach their full potential. Here you will find information on our specialized education services, our mental health supports, our community connections, and more.

City High School

By the numbers

1599

Students enrolled
at City

1st

Largest high school in our District

21

Student per class on average

267

Faculty and staff
at City

84

years City High has been open (1939)

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A Message From

Our Principal

John Bacon

City High is a special place with a rich and distinguished history. Our students are incredible, talented young people. Our families are highly supportive, active, and involved. Our faculty and staff represent true excellence in education. John Bacon
City High Principal

Voices of City High

Sharing their stories

Lynsey Barnard

Lynsey Barnard

Lynsey Barnard

Teacher

Roseangel Flores-Rubio

Roseangel Flores-Rubio

Roseangel Flores-Rubio

Student

AJ Wright

AJ Wright

Student

Michael Ayers

Michael Ayers

Michael Ayers

Teacher

Sophia Romero

Sophia Romero

Sophia Romero

Student