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Welcome To

Grant Wood Elementary

Our mission is to provide a high quality learning experience of rigor with care for ALL our students through our diverse and dedicated staff, families, and community. 


Learn More About Grant Wood

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Our District

The Iowa City Community School District serves more than 14,000 students and is the 4th largest school district in the state of Iowa. Here you can explore our District's offerings, stay informed with the latest news and calendar updates, meet our District administrative team, and more!

Students & Families

Our students and families are at the heart of what we do. Here you can explore the resources and information needed from enrollment to school meals to transportation and everything in between.

Academics & Programs

Our goal is to provide dynamic learning opportunities and future-focused educational programming. Here you will discover the depth and breadth of our academic offerings and our unique programming opportunities that prepare students to be college, career, and life ready.

Services and Supports

We are committed to providing supports that allow for all students to reach their full potential. Here you will find information on our specialized education services, our mental health supports, our community connections, and more.

Grant Wood Elementary

By the numbers


Students enrolled at Wood


Largest elementary school in our District


Students per class on average


Faculty and staff at Wood


Years Wood has been open (1969)

A Message From

Our Principal

Ernie Cox

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Wood Elementary Principal