Managing CCA Enrollment Growth
Clear Creek Amana Community School District had the 4th largest student enrollment increase in the state according to the fall 2021 enrollment numbers by the Iowa Department of Education. Tiffin, North Liberty and Coralville are the fastest growing towns in Iowa according to the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau. The east side of the school district is raising enrollment growth. The school board of education has been proactive for the past 13 years by working with RSP Associates and the CCA Facility Planning Committee to plan for the growth in the district.
Maintaining good relationships with the Cities of Coralville, North Liberty and Tiffin, are vital in managing the growth in these areas. The superintendent and CCA School Board of Directors meet quarterly with these city councils and administrators to stay on top of future developments and plans that will have an impact on our school district. In addition to the council meetings, the superintendent meets regularly with city administrators and managers.
RSP Associates are professional school planners that provide the data and tools for our district and many other school districts, to make the best decisions for the education of our students. The 2017-2018 Enrollment Plan predicts we will add 1,000 students in the next 5 years. Numbers are based on the official count day, October 1, that all Iowa school districts report their enrollment to the state and CCA had added 170 students for the 2021-2022 school year but that doesn't take into account the additional students we continue to add throughout the school year.
Support from Our Community
Providing For The Growth
March 2022 - CCA CSD held a general bond special election that requires a 60% supermajority vote and the election passed at 75.6%. The ballot language stated: Shall the Board of Directors of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District in the Counties of Iowa and Johnson, State of Iowa, be authorized to contract indebtedness and issue General Obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $65,000,000 to be used to build, furnish, and equip a new elementary school, including related site improvements; to build, furnish, and equip new playground spaces and to remodel, repair, and improve existing playground spaces at the District’s elementary facilities; to build, furnish, and equip additions (improvements) to the District’s middle and high school facilities, including fine arts space at the Middle School and the High School; career and technical vocational space at the high school; replace and improve the middle school roof; and related site improvements at the middle school and the high school?
September 2017 - The members of the Clear Creek Amana Community School District Community went to vote on September 12, 2017 for the most recent CCA bond referendum. The $36 million bond passed by a 71% to 29% margin. A total of 1,736 voters from the district voted to pass the bond referendum, the district's second in three years, with 1,234 voting yes.
The money from the bond supported varying projects for all CCA buildings throughout the district, with the majority of the funds going to build a new upper elementary (grades 4 & 5) building to alleviate crowding at North Bend Elementary and Tiffin Elementary. It is very important to CCA families and staff to maintain smaller classroom sizes and by placing students from grades 4 & 5 into Oak Hill Elementary (upper elementary), the growth is more manageable.
2014 - our supportive community passed a $48 million bond referendum to help fund the building of Tiffin Elementary, remodeling and a 60,000 square-foot addition to the middle school and additions to the high school.
2012-2013 Clear Creek Amana had the 5th largest increase in student enrollment by percentage in the state. Source Iowa Department of Education
2021-2022 Clear Creek Amana had the 4th largest increase in student enrollment in the state. Source Iowa Department of Education.