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

Runners Enjoy 3rd Annual Saydel Monster Dash

The Saydel Monster Dash was a huge success over the weekend. Participants gathered at Saydel High School to run either a 1 mile or 5K road race through the surrounding neighborhood. Many wore their favorite costumes to the Monster Dash!


Cornell Open House & Ribbon Cutting Oct. 25

The $3.2 million dollar addition is complete at Cornell Elementary School. We are excited to share this new space with our supportive public. We will hold an Open House on October 25 at 6:00 PM. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by an Open House. Refreshments will be served. Please attend the Open House at Cornell!


upcoming events

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October 25 - Tuesday
6:00 PM - Cornell Project Open House
October 28 - Friday
5:00 PM - Middle School Performs National Anthem at Iowa Wild Hockey
October 29 - Saturday
7:00 AM - 4th Annual WMS DC Trip Pancake Breakfast
12:30 PM - Cross Country: JV/Varsity State Meet
November 3 - Thursday
4:00 PM - Horace Mann Workshop for SEA members
6:30 PM - Woodside PTO Meeting
November 8 - Tuesday
6:30 PM - Cornell PTO Meeting

Saydel Community School District