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Current Construction Projects in the Charles City Community School District

Phase I: Charles City Middle School

Construction is underway on the new 86,250 square foot Charles City Middle School. The new school is being constructed behind the high school and will be the educational home for 500 5th - 8th grade students in Charles City. The school will be open in August of 2016.

The project is being financed partially through physical plant and equipment levy (PPEL) and 1¢ local option sales tax dollars. The middle school has already been paid for by tax payers as we pay sales tax, $.01 from every purchase made is put into this sales tax fund from which Iowa schools may borrow (at no additional cost to taxpayers) to improve or build new school facility projects

The new middle school will:

  • Allow better utilization of staff time and talents by opening new opportunities for expanded class offerings for middle school students.
  • Provide flexible learning spaces, designed for a new way of teaching and learning.
  • Increase security. It will not be necessary for doors and windows to be open in order to regulate temperature.
  • Create an educational environment designed to meet the needs of the next generation of Charles City learners and prepares students for the world they will inherit

Updated Current Photos (click on big photo)

Construction - April, 2016

Video Walkthrough

A look inside the school

*Detailed explanation of classroom spaces (whitepaper from BLDD)


Request a community tour

For anyone intersted in taking a construction tour, please contact Justin DeVore, Communications & Community Engagement for the next date available. 641-257-6500 x8 or jdevore@charlescityschools.org


Construction Information

Timeline (overview)
Timeline (detailed)
Conceptual drawings 








Transportation Center

The Charles City Board of Education is planning to break ground in the fall of 2016 on a new transportation center. The location of the new hub will be on the same campus as the Charles City High School and the new Charles City Middle School. The center will include a 8,370 square foot repair garage and office building along with optional garage buildings for buses. 

Preliminary Construction Details

Inside floor plan (coming soon)