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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 four non-negotiable goals:

  1. Student Achievement
  2. Enhancing Culture, Image and Relationships
  3. Maximizing the Use of Resources
  4. Demonstrate Innovation

We are a TAP best practices 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. We are also 1:1 Chromebooks grades 2-12.

NIET TAP program video

District News

Saydel Marching Band Performs at Cornell Elementary

Saydel Marching Band Performs at Cornell Elementary

The Saydel High School Marching Band performed for Cornell Elementary School students recently. The elementary students loved hearing the music and watching the band in action. Pictured here are Kimberly Eldridge and Alyssa Neddermeyer. 


Shop The Scholastic Book Fair Online

Shop The Scholastic Book Fair Online

The Scholastic Book Fair is open online. You can browse the book selection 24/7 until Wednesday, Oct. 24. Orders will be shipped to Woodside Middle School at no charge and the sale will be credited to our book fair! Shop the fair.


upcoming events

October 19 - Friday
No School; Teacher Professional Development Day
No School &/or Holiday
7:00 PM - Football: Varsity Game
October 20 - Saturday
7:30 AM - Monster Dash
9:30 AM - Monster Dash at High School
October 22 - Monday
6:00 PM - Regular Board Meeting & Board Work Session
6:00 PM - Banquet
October 23 - Tuesday
Volleyball: Varsity Regionals
5:30 PM - Banquet
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
October 25 - Thursday
5:30 PM - Banquet
5:45 PM - Girl Scouts
7:00 PM - Boy Scouts
October 26 - Friday
Qtr Ends
October 27 - Saturday
8:00 AM - Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at Delaware Township Fire Dept.
October 29 - Monday
Volleyball: Varsity Regionals
5:30 PM - FCA
October 30 - Tuesday
6:30 PM - Boy Scouts
November 1 - Thursday
5:45 PM - Girl Scouts
7:00 PM - Music
7:00 PM - Boy Scouts
November 2 - Friday
7:00 PM - Music

Saydel Community School District