Keokuk is located in the most southern point in Iowa, neighboring Illinois and Missouri,
in what is commonly referred to as the Tri-State Area. Keokuk was named after the
Sauk chief Keokuk, who is rumored to be buried in Rand Park located on a bluff
overlooking the Mississippi River. The Keokuk Community School District was formed in
March 8, 1851 and has maintained a celebrated presence in the Keokuk community.

District Information

Keokuk Community School District covers 47 square miles and serves more than 1,800
students pre-k through 12 across five attendance centers. The District employs close to
300 staff members and offers exceptional opportunities for students in activities,
athletics, and most importantly, growth and learning.


The Keokuk Community School District provides an educational foundation where
students are active participants in becoming adaptable and critical thinkers along with
achieving the skills necessary (academic/vocational) for lifetime success.

We believe

  • child development and education are the highest priorities
  • in students mastering basic academic skills in the early grades confirmed by comprehensive assessment
  • in identifying proficiencies in all levels and content areas based on high standards and confirmed by comprehensive assessment
  • in a secure and nurturing environment that builds self-esteem
  • in a learning environment appropriate for the changing needs of our students and work world
  • in clean and safe facilities
  • in schools which value and understand each student’s uniqueness and enable all students to reach their full potential in treating all students with respect
  • in the development of social responsibility and citizenship
  • schools should create opportunities for exploration and preparation for a diversity of careers
  • in providing effective professional staff leadership
  • that staff are more effective when supported by family and community
  • that involvement by and communication among the community, family, staff and learners is vital to education at all levels, and
  • in utilizing technology to improve student achievement.


  • Teaching Staff — 144
  • All Other Staff — 134
  • Administrators — 11

Special Services

  • AP In-house and Online Courses
  • Concurrent Courses Available through Southeastern Community College
  • Career Technical Education
  • Talented & Gifted
  • Special Education Programs
  • 7-12 Alternate Education Program
  • 9-12 iJag
  • Title I Services

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular Activities including but not limited to:

  • 10 sports for boys
  • 10 sports for girls
  • Individual and Large Group Speech
  • Drama Productions
  • Little Feathers Dance Squad
  • Marching Band, Concert Band
  • Jazz Band, Pep Band
  • Concert Choir, Show Choir
  • Flag Corps, Cheerleading
  • Yearbook, Newspaper
  • Spanish Club, Math Club, and National Honor Society.