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From early childhood to college, Kossuth County offers residents lifelong learning opportunities. Kossuth County schools offer safe, drug-free environments and boast a drop-out rate less than 1%. Several communities offer preschool experiences for toddlers. Public and private K-12 education is available in school districts with enrollments ranging from 200 — 1,400 students.

Iowa Lakes Community College, Buena Vista University and Briar Cliff University along with several other universities offer distance learning opportunities at a convenient local center. Post-graduate and continuing education is available for those wishing to pursue new interests and advanced studies.

Beyond the Basics

Student achievement consistently ranks very high when compared nationally in the areas of reading, math, science and social studies. Students in Kossuth County typically rank above average in student achievement in comparison to other Iowa students. Locally, over 85% of eligible students take the American College Testing program (ACT) test. Of these students, over 92% exceed the nationwide standard score of 18. Nearly 90% of Kossuth County students pursue post-secondary education.

Local scholarships
are awarded in
excess of $550,000
annually.

Scholarship Opportunities Abound

Local schools have estimated endowments in excess of $20 million. These endowments provide scholarship support for current and former high school graduates for post-secondary education.

“The goal of education is the advancement of
knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”
– John F. Kennedy


Bertha Godfrey School
124 N Main St
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-3586
Fax - 515-295-5328
algona.k12.ia.us

Bryant Grade School
121 E North St
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-7773
Fax - 515-295-5824
algona.k12.ia.us

   

Lucia Wallace School
729 E Kennedy St
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-7296
Fax - 515-295-6068
algona.k12.ia.us

Seton Grade School
808 E Lucas St
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-3509
Fax - 515-295-5688
bishopgarrigan.com

   

Bishop Garrigan
Catholic High School

1224 N McCoy St
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-3521
Fax - 515-295-7739
bishopgarrigan.org

Algona High School & Middle School
601 S Hale St
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-7207
Fax - 515-295-9273
algona.k12.ia.us

 
 

Algona Central Administration
600 S. Hale St.
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-3528
Fax- 515-295-5166
algona.k12.ia.us

 

CWL Elementary
405 Hanna Ave
LuVerne, IA 50560
515-882-3357
Fax - 515-882-3417
corwith-wesley.k12.ia.us


CWL High School and Middle School
408 SE Elm St
Corwith, IA 50430
515-583-2304
Fax - 515-583-2030
corwith-wesley.k12.ia.us
   
North Union High School
600 4th Avenue
Armstrong, IA 50514
712-868-3542
Fax – 712-868-3550
sentralschools.org
North Union Elementary- Sentral Campus
308 310th St
Fenton, IA 50539
515-889-2261
Fax - 515-889-2264
sentralschools.org
   
North Union Middle School and Elementary - Swea City Campus
203 5th St N
Swea City, IA 50590
515-272-4361
Fax - 515-272-4391
sentralschools.org

 

   

West Bend-Mallard Schools
P.O. Box 247
300 3rd Ave SW
West Bend, IA 50597
515-887-7831
Fax - 515-887-7853
west-bend.k12.ia.us

 

 

 





Iowa Lakes Community College
www.iowalakes.edu

Algona Campus
515-295-9455

Emmetsburg Campus
712-852-3554

Estherville Campus
712-362-2604

 

Buena Vista University
www.bvu.edu 

Emmetsburg Campus
712-852-2912
800-861-8981

Lakes and Prairies Offices:
Spencer Campus
712-580-8668
800-798-8090

Estherville Campus
712-362-3985
800-650-4346

Spirit Lake Campus
712-336-4651
800-670-5582

 

Briar Cliff University
www.briarcliff.edu

Algona Campus
515-295-9455
800-798-6191

Estherville Campus
800-798-6191

     

 

 


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Maureen Elbert, Executive Director
Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation
106 South Dodge Street, Suite 210, Algona, Iowa 50511
515-295-7979 | Fax: 515-295-8873
kcedc@kossuthia.com

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