The Maquoketa Community School District is located in eastern Iowa, approximately halfway between Dubuque (to the north) and Davenport (to the south). We serve about 1630 students in our four buildings, which consist of two elementary buildings, one middle school and one high school. After sixth grade, we also serve students from Sacred Heart Elementary School in Maquoketa and from Delwood Elementary – a neighboring district.
The town of Maquoketa has a population of slightly less that 6,000 people. We feel that we are just the right size… we can offer students more opportunities than a very small rural district yet we are able to get to know our students individually and work with them on a more personal basis. We are a “3A” district and have been recognized for academic, athletic as well as fine arts accomplishments.
One of the strengths of our district is our staff. Just a few things to boast about.
Our Staff: Dedicated to Excellence
The staff of the Maquoketa Community Schools is well-trained, experienced, and committed to lifelong learning.
Total number of employees – 245 (Includes full-time and part-time employees)
Classified Staff – 102 (Includes teacher associates, secretarial and clerical staff, bus drivers, special needs drivers, mechanics, custodial/maintenance staff, food service staff, mail clerk, nurse assistant, crossing guard, and Community Connection site coordinators)
Nursing Staff – 3
Teaching Staff – 125 (Includes teachers, library media specialists, and counselors)
Administrators – 8 (Includes superintendent, principals, assistant principal, and curriculum director)
Other Administration – 7 (Includes Business Coordinator, Technology Coordinator, Information System Technicians, Food Service Director, Transportation Director/Manager of Support Operations and Juvenile Court Liaison)
Number of teachers – 125
Certified teachers – 100%
Percentage with bachelor’s degree – 46%
Percentage with Master’s degree – 54%
Teacher Experience in the Maquoketa District
The average teacher in the Maquoketa District has 14.5 years of experience in this district.
0-5 years 26%
6-10 years 16%
11-15 years 19%
16-20 years 15%
21-25 years 7%
26-30 years 7%
31-35 years 5%
36-40 years 5%
Range = 0-40 years of experience
Teacher Experience both in Maquoketa and in other districts
0-5 years 19%
6-10 years 13%
11-15 years 17%
16-20 years 11%
21-25 years 14%
26-30 years 9%
31-35 years 9%
36-40 years 7%
41-45 years 1%
Range = 0-45 years of experience
Source: Iowa Department of Education BEDS count, Fall 2011