The mission of the Fort Madison Community School District is to ensure all students learn the academic and life skills necessary for personal success and responsible living.



We believe that:

  • Everyone can learn;
  •  Education is the responsibility of family, students, community, and school;
  • Learning is best achieved in a safe and nurturing environment;
  • All people will be treated with respect;
  •  A commitment to community is essential;
  • Effort is necessary for growth;
  • Learning is a lifelong process.

Vision Statement

We see the Fort Madison Community School District as a place where:

  • Every student receives a strong academic foundation and experiences social success
  • Every student graduates and is well prepared and confident with an education that enables them to pursue whatever role in life they wish
  • Highly motivated, knowledgeable and caring staff members strive to attain the highest educational achievement for each student
  • District-wide leadership supports students and faculty with continuous, system-wide improvements of learning and teaching practices guided by research-based professional development
  • Parents, citizens and the business community provide generous support to benefit every student in the entire district
  • An integrated learning system provides a district-wide focus to align curriculum and quality learning environments with community and business/industry interests to ensure all students achieve at high levels
  • District staff and community members communicate in meaningful ways to pursue the district’s mission of success for all students.

Board Members

Tim Wondra 
Vice President
Gayla Young 
Board Member
Dianne Hope
Board Member
Jared Hotop
Board Member
Carol Ross
Board Member
Lois DiPrima


Regular Board Meetings

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- Goals -

1. All students in FMCSD will learn through a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis on higher order thinking skills in order to solve complex problems. 

2. All students in FMCSD will be prepared with the necessary life and social skills for success after graduation. 

Non-discrimination Notice

It is the policy of the Fort Madison Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Erin Slater, Superintendent, 1930 Ave. M, (319)372-7252,

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1930 Ave M, Ft. Madison, IA 52627 | 319-372-7252