School Improvement


Each year the school district submits an annual progress report (APR) to the local community. The report contains district assessment data and other state requirements. The CASA is a collection site for reports, data, and progress notes for the district. It functions as a district-wide planning tool.


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Iowa School Report Card

The Iowa School Report Card is a new system to show how each public school is performing on certain educational measures. The system assigns schools one of six overall ratings: Exceptional, High-Performing, Commendable, Acceptable, Needs Improvement, and Priority. The ratings are based on each school’s performance over a two-year period on up to eight educational measures.


The Iowa Core Curriculum provides academic expectations for all Iowa's K -12 students. Visit the Iowa Core Curriculum website by clicking the curriculum tab to explore the essential concepts and skills students must know.

District Priority Standards

English Language Learners

In order to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of English Language Learners (ELL), Tipton Community School District has developed an English Language Learner plan.

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Peer Mentoring Plan

The Tipton Community School District's mission for a strong peer mentoring program is to positively impact the lives of young people by providing support and learning opportunities that promote character development and life-enhancing experiences.​

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Professional Development

Professional development encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from college degrees to formal coursework, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in practice. It has been described as intensive and collaborative and there are a variety of approaches to professional development, including consultation, coaching, communities of practice, lesson study, mentoring, reflective supervision and technical assistance.

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Teacher Leadership System

The Teacher Leadership and Compensation System rewards effective teachers with leadership opportunities and higher pay, attracts promising new teachers with competitive starting salaries and more support, and fosters greater collaboration for all teachers to learn from each other.

School Advisory Committee

Each public and accredited non-public school district in Iowa is required to have a School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) comprised of representatives of the fabric of the community.


The School Improvement Advisory Committee (SIAC) is a district appointed committee that is representative of the Tipton Community School District and community. SIAC membership is made up of community members, staff, administration, and students of the Tipton Community.



The purpose of the SIAC Committee is to provide input to the board of education regarding:

  • Major educational needs

  • Long-range and annual improvement goals

  • Progress toward meeting district goals

  • Stability of the district in regards to finance and education. 



The SIAC Committee will meet at least annually to review district data and develop recommendations for the board of education. In addition, individual SIAC committee members will be available to meet with the Department of Education Comprehensive Site Visit Team.

Technology Plan

A major component of the Tipton Technology Plan is the development of a general set of profiles describing technology-literate students at key developmental points in their pre-college education.          

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Wellness Plan

The board promotes healthy students by supporting wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity as a part of the total learning environment. The school district supports a healthy environment where

students learn and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices.

School Improvement Documents

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Tipton Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students.

The Tipton Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following service areas:

  • Business

  • Family and Consumer Science

  • Agriculture

  • Industrial Technology

  • Project Lead the Way


It is the policy of the Tipton 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. 

Grievance Procedure

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact:
Dawn Siech, 
563-886-6121, 400 E 6th St, Tipton, IA 52772

Contact Us

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District: 563-886-6121

High School: 563-886-6027

Middle: 563-886-6025

Elementary: 563-886-6131

District Office & High School

400 East 6th Street

Tipton, Iowa 52772

Middle School

725 West 7th Street

Tipton, IA 52772

Elementary School

601 Lemon Street

Tipton, IA 52772

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