Schools

  • Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District
    The mission of the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District is to educate all students in a nurturing, challenging and disciplined environment so their performance is a credit to themselves and society.

  • Lynnville-Sully Community School District
    The Lynnville-Sully has a vision to empower students to pursue their dreams, with core values of Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Responsibility, and High Expectations.

  • North Mahaska Community Schools
    In 1956, the communities of Barnes City, Lacey, Taintor, and New Sharon merged to form North Mahaska Community Schools. The mission of the North Mahaska Community Schools is to prepare students to be positive, productive citizens, with the passion and skills for lifelong learning.

  • Oskaloosa Christian School
    Oskaloosa Christian School is a fully accredited, private Christian school educating children in grades kindergarten through eight. Students often continue their education at Pella Christian High School.

  • Pella Community Schools

  • Oskaloosa Community School District
    Oskaloosa Community Schools are fully accredited and include preschool, kindergarten, five years of elementary, a three-year middle school, and a four-year senior high. The SUCCESS Center is an innovative program that combines the applicable skills of our business leaders, teachers, and students.

  • Peoria Christian School
    Located in northwest Mahaska County, Peoria Christian School is a fully accredited, private Christian school educating children in grades kindergarten through eight.

  • Twin Cedars Community Schools
    In 1961, the communities of Bussey, Tracy, and Attica joined to form the Twin Cedars Community School District. The school is named for the two Cedar Creeks that surround the area, and the school's symbol is the Sabers, which is represented by two crossed swords.

School and Districts Serving Mahaska County

  • Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District
    The mission of the Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Community School District is to educate all students in a nurturing, challenging and disciplined environment so their performance is a credit to themselves and society.

  • Lynnville-Sully Community School District
    The Lynnville-Sully has a vision to empower students to pursue their dreams, with core values of Integrity, Respect, Commitment, Responsibility, and High Expectations.

  • North Mahaska Community Schools
    In 1956, the communities of Barnes City, Lacey, Taintor, and New Sharon merged to form North Mahaska Community Schools. The mission of the North Mahaska Community Schools is to prepare students to be positive, productive citizens, with the passion and skills for lifelong learning.

  • Oskaloosa Christian School
    Oskaloosa Christian School is a fully accredited, private Christian school educating children in grades kindergarten through eight. Students often continue their education at Pella Christian High School.

  • Pella Community Schools

  • Oskaloosa Community School District
    Oskaloosa Community Schools are fully accredited and include preschool, kindergarten, five years of elementary, a three-year middle school, and a four-year senior high. The SUCCESS Center is an innovative program that combines the applicable skills of our business leaders, teachers, and students.

  • Peoria Christian School
    Located in northwest Mahaska County, Peoria Christian School is a fully accredited, private Christian school educating children in grades kindergarten through eight.

  • Twin Cedars Community Schools
    In 1961, the communities of Bussey, Tracy, and Attica joined to form the Twin Cedars Community School District. The school is named for the two Cedar Creeks that surround the area, and the school's symbol is the Sabers, which is represented by two crossed swords.

Colleges

William Penn University

William Penn University prides itself as an institution that educates future leaders, and university officials are taking the initiative to expand both the facilities and curriculum to better serve its students.

The Penn Activity Center (PAC) features three basketball courts, 50 yards of artificial turf, a wrestling room, locker rooms and offices for coaches and trainers. The second floor features an overhead track 14 feet above the courts and turf area. The third level in the COLT facility houses a science lab and classrooms for the nursing program.

Near the PAC to the north rests the Musco Technology Center. There are two wings to the center - the Industrial Technology program is housed in the southern wing of the facility. The IT section features a manufacturing lab and a construction lab as well as classrooms and offices. The north wing of the facility will house the Communication Technology department - embodied as the Communication Research Institute, which focuses on digital broadcast studies.

William Penn is continually expanding its curriculum as it creates new facilities.

Indian Hills Community College

Indian Hills Community College, with campuses in Ottumwa and Centerville serves students in southeast Iowa and the surrounding area. The college has grown to meet the changing needs of the residents of those areas. The college staff members, administration, and board of trustees are committed to providing high quality education opportunities through the Indian Hills programs and facilities.

One of the many county service centers is located in Oskaloosa. The William Penn Center is located at 1710 N. Market St. The center acts as a conduit between the students who use the facility and the main campus of Indian Hills. Many times the student can find the information they need at the Oskaloosa site. And they can also be connected with the IHCC campus in Ottumwa.

The William Penn Center has an Iowa Communications Network (ICN) room as well as a state-of-the-art computer lab. Students can receive instruction to help them complete their GED requirements. A wide variety of customized learning classes is offered in the center on a regular basis each term.

The Indian Hills William Penn Center prides itself in being a convenient and affordable educational opportunity in the Oskaloosa community.

Iowa State University Extension

The Mahaska County Extension office offers a variety of education and continuing education programs that benefit people and area industries.

Whether you are a gardener working on becoming a master gardener or a business owner seeking education for your work force, the Mahaska County Extension office offers courses to fit your needs.

The ISU Extension offers the latest research on programs such as agriculture and natural resources, business and industry, communities, families, and 4-H and other youth programs. The Extension offers access to conferences that offer continuing education units. Iowa State University alumni also are eligible to join the ISU Alumni Association that offers continuing education benefits such as alumni tours.

The Iowa State University Extension works with industries through partnership to develop innovative curricula with technology that responds to the specific training needs of employers such as learner-centered design; faculty, student and business involvement; distance learning technology, including e-learning and e-business; and a focus on quality, efficiency and accountability.

ISU Extension also offers education opportunities such as the Master Gardener program.

St. Ambrose University

St. Ambrose University is an independent, diocesan, Catholic institution of higher learning located in Davenport, Iowa. The University provides a combination of quality instruction in the liberal arts along with pre-professional, professional, career preparation and a variety of life-long learning programs. The entire H.L. McLaughlin MBA Program from St. Ambrose is offered in Ottumwa at Indian Hills Community College.

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