Iowa consistently ranks in the top five states in the nation on standardized achievement tests, and test scores here in Dubuque consistently rank above both the national and state averages.
The greater Dubuque area boasts top-rated private and public schools.
Valuing education at every level, our district offers programs from child readiness to community college and adult degree programs.
Dubuque Community School District (Pre-K–12)
Thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools and the Alternative Learning Center
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The Greater Dubuque area is home to five colleges and universities, as well as a number of community /technical colleges and seminaries.
These institutions contribute to the cultural fabric of the community with events and offerings for area residents. They also serve the educational needs of area adults and businesses through corporate training programs, adult degree programs, graduate degree programs, and non-traditional course delivery.
Colleges and Universities
Community and Technical
In the state of Iowa, children receive ten hours of free preschool per week.
Child Care Resource and Referral serves providers, families and communities while striving to improve the quality of care for Iowa's children.
For more information, please contact Child Care Resource and Referral toll-free at 855-299-0499 or online at the link below.