"Providing a Community of Opportunity"
Ventura Community Schools 

   PO Box 18, 110 S. Main Street, Ventura, IA  50482

District Office:
Phone: 641-829-4482
Fax:     641-829-3906
Phone:  641-829-4482
Fax:      641-829-3906
Ventura /Garner-Hayfield Junior High:
Phone:  641-829-4484
Fax:     641-829-3995

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Our Mission: Provide a community of opportunity

Mr. Tyler Williams, Superintendent of Schools

Mrs. Debra Steenhard, K-8 Principal

 Board of Directors   
Larry Costello, President   
Nancy Watson, Secretary
Allison Linahon / Lynae Heinemann / Gene Toppin / Steve Watson

The School District
The Ventura Community School District is located in Cerro Gordo and Hancock counties in North Central Iowa. The district encompasses approximately 92 square miles of rural and city residences, which include a portion of homes within the city limits of Clear Lake. The current school location overlooks the west shore of Clear Lake where students, staff, and community take advantage of one of the most picturesque settings in the state of Iowa. The district has made a serious commitment to maintain and improve facilities.

Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year Ventura entered into a two year whole-grade sharing agreement with Garner-Hayfield Community Schools.  Each district maintains their own Elementary Schools.  Meanwhile all 7-8th grade students attend Ventura Garner Hayfield Junior High in Ventura and all 9-12th grade students attend at Garner-Hayfield Ventura High School in Garner. 

In recent years the VGH Junior High building went under extensive renovations improving classrooms, computer labs, restrooms and corridors.  Ventura Elementary will undergo similar renovations during the summer of 2013. 

Both community support and student achievement are highly regarded by Ventura Community Schools.


Equal Opportunity Statement:

Students enrolled in the Ventura Community School District shall have an equal opportunity for a quality public education without discrimination regardless of their race, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ability, or disability.  The education program shall be free of such discrimination and provide equal opportunity for all participants.  The education program shall foster knowledge of, and respect and appreciation for, the historical and contemporary contributions of diverse cultural groups as well as men and women to society.  It shall also reflect the wide variety of roles open to both men and women and provide equal opportunity for both sexes.  Inquiries regarding compliance with equal education opportunity shall be directed to the Superintendent of Schools by writing to Ventura Schools, Title IX Compliance Officer, Box 18, Ventura, Iowa, 50482.  The Region V Office of Enforcement can be reached at: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 233 N. Michigan Ave.-Suite 240, Chicago, IL  60601  (312) 886-2359,  (312) 353-5693 (TDD), or (312) 886-1807 Fax

Discrimination Policy:

It is the policy of the Ventura Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or socioeconomic status in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices.

If you believe you have (or your child) has been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact  Mr. Williams: 641-829-4482

District Info Documents:

FY 2014 Tax Levy

Board Minutes:  March 10, 2014