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

PERL Special Election & Fitness Open House News

Two weeks ago all Saydel residents received a mailer regarding the Public Education and Recreation Levy (PERL) vote that will occur September 13.  More information can be found on our website at http://www.saydel.k12.ia.us/district/PERL.cfm.  In this mailing was an invitation to experience our weight room and cardio facilities the week of August 1 - 5 from 6:00PM-9:00PM.  This is an open invitation for all Saydel residents.  A goal of PERL is to make facilities more available to residents and students.  The Cardio and Weight Rooms are located at Saydel High School.


Bus/Transportation Forms Reminder

Bus/transportation forms are needed for all students who attend Saydel Schools. The forms are available at http://www.saydel.k12.ia.us/district/Forms.cfm and also at the Saydel District Office. Submit your forms as soon as possible so bus transportation can be coordinated for the 2016-17 school year. Everyone who has their forms turned in by 8/13/16 will have their name put into a drawing to win a Family Fun Pack, consisting of 4 tickets to the new Cinemark Theater in Altoona, plus a $30 gift card to Jethroni's Pizza in Altoona. Call the Saydel District Office with questions, 515-264-0866.


Saydel School Supply Drive at Affinity Credit Union

Affinity Credit Union will be hosting a School Supply Drive benefiting Saydel Schools from July 11 – August 13 at 475 NW Hoffman Ln, Des Moines, IA 50313. Anyone wanting to support the drive can drop off school supplies at this location. Thank you Affinity Credit Union & everyone who participates!


Summer Food Program News

Saydel Community School District will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children 18 years and under without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Adult meals will be served and charged at Woodside Middle School only.

Meals will be provided, at a first come, first serve basis, at the sites and times as follows:

Woodside Middle School 

5810 NE 14th Street 

Des Moines, IA 50313 

Breakfast: 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. 

Lunch: 11 a.m. – 12 noon


Sunnybrook Mobile Park Clubhouse

5975 NE Berwick Drive

Berwick, IA 50032

Lunch: 11:30 – 12 noon


upcoming events

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August 1 - Monday
8:30 AM - STEM Summer Camp: Destination Space
1:30 PM - Online Registration Assistance
August 2 - Tuesday
7:00 AM - Online Registration Assistance
8:30 AM - STEM Summer Camp: Destination Space
August 3 - Wednesday
8:30 AM - STEM Summer Camp: Destination Space
August 4 - Thursday
8:30 AM - STEM Summer Camp: Destination Space
August 5 - Friday
8:30 AM - STEM Summer Camp: Destination Space
August 8 - Monday
6:00 PM - School Board Meeting

Saydel Community School District