The Saydel Community School District has an excellent tradition of fostering positive relationships with students, parents and staff. Our daily focus is to meet the unique learning needs of each and every student. We are a district of approximately 1,300 students and provide a small school learning environment for our students. We keep our focus on three non-negotiable goals:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
  3. Maximizing the Use of Resources

We are a TAP school and believe improving instruction and providing a viable and rigorous education for all students is paramount. TAP, The System for Teacher and Student Advancement is a rigorous professional development model that is implemented daily and weekly through class instruction and teacher leadership meetings. Our instructional model allows us to have two Master Teachers and five Mentor Teachers per building to support our career teachers. Saydel Community School District is an excellent 3A school district conveniently located in the north Des Moines Metro area.

District News

Cornell Open House & Ribbon Cutting Oct. 25

The $3.2 million dollar addition is complete at Cornell Elementary School. We are excited to share this new space with our supportive public. We will hold an Open House on October 25 at 6:00 PM. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an Open House. Refreshments will be served. Please attend the Open House at Cornell!


Woodside Students Active at Super Power Summit

Woodside students recently participated in the Super Power Summit. The Summit was help in partnership with Iowa Partners: Action for Healthy Kids, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Department of Education, Midwest Dairy Council, School Nutrition Association of Iowa, American Diabetes Association, and the American Cancer Society. It empowered students to live an active lifestyle and to choose healthy food options, all while being advocates for school wellness. Pictured here are Luke Vitiritto and Emily Lowe at the Summit. 


Saydel's 3rd Annual Monster Dash

The 3rd Annual Saydel Monster Dash 5K/1 Mile walk/run will take place October 22 at 9:30 AM starting at Saydel High School. Runners are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes with proceeds going to Cornell PTO, Woodside PTO, and Saydel Eagle Endowment. All runners signed up before October 10 will receive a burnt orange dri-fit t-shirt. Packet pickup will occur the day of the race from 8:30 AM through 9:15 AM. Click here to register.


upcoming events

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October 21 - Friday
4:45 PM - Football: 9th Game
7:30 PM - Football: Varsity Game
October 22 - Saturday
9:30 AM - 3rd Annual Saydel Monster Dash 5K/1 Mile Walk/Run
October 24 - Monday
6:00 PM - School Board Work Session
October 25 - Tuesday
6:00 PM - Cornell Project Open House
October 28 - Friday
5:00 PM - Middle School Performs National Anthem at Iowa Wild Hockey
October 29 - Saturday
7:00 AM - 4th Annual WMS DC Trip Pancake Breakfast
November 3 - Thursday
4:00 PM - Horace Mann Workshop for SEA members
6:30 PM - Woodside PTO Meeting

Saydel Community School District