Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the North Cedar Community School District, home of the Knights! We are grateful to have you visit our “online home” and hope you will find just what you are looking for here on our district website. Whether you are just passing through our community or have a child attending one of our schools, you can learn more about us, check for important dates and upcoming events on our calendar, or find out the news about what our students are up to. If you need additional information about our district or have questions for us, please feel free to contact us. We are here to serve you!

For those of you who are not familiar with our district, you can find us in the rural areas of east-central Iowa, along Highway 30. Our district office is located in Stanwood, and our school district also serves students in Clarence, Lowden and Mechanicsville. Our four communities work together to raise the bright and ambitious leaders of tomorrow.

We hope you will take the time to get to know our schools and our district. We have so much going on within our halls – from outstanding academics to technology initiatives to exciting sports programs to wonderful extracurricular activities – to help grow our students into productive participants in the 21st century.

A Message from Our Superintendent

Thank you for visiting the North Cedar Community School District website! We appreciate your interest in our schools! My door is open to you, whether you are already a member of our supportive community of students, teachers, parents and community members, or if you are looking to become a part of this community. If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by!


Mark Dohmen

Mark Dohmen, Superintendent

Extension of School Closures

North Cedar Staff, Parents, and Community,

Governor Kim Reynolds announced an extension of school closures throughout Iowa. As a result, buildings and facilities in the North Cedar Community School District will remain closed until at least Thursday, April 30.

We will continue to provide meal services and online learning resources for our students. We’ve recently received some new guidance from the Iowa Department of Education that allows us to provide more instructional opportunities to our students. We ask that you encourage your child to participate along with accessing the resources that were provided last week. We will be providing more instructional opportunities in the near future. We are also asking parents to look for upcoming communication from their elementary teacher and/or make sure their children are checking their emails daily as this will be the primary way our teachers will be communicating with students. For the latest updates, please continue to check our website and Facebook page.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate through this very challenging and uncertain time. Please continue to practice social distancing, and stay at home as much as you can to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

We appreciate your patience as we work to create a positive plan for students and your continued support of the North Cedar Community School District.


Mark Dohmen
Superintendent of North Cedar Community School District