At its very core, the Dubuque Community School District is committed to its mission of preparing world-class learners and citizens of character in a safe and inclusive learning environment.

This is achieved by dedicated teachers and support staff (almost 1,800 in all) who serve over 10,500 students in 18 schools and an Alternative Learning Center.

Guided by a focused and ambitious strategic plan, “Unfolding Potential,” the district is committed to creating and maximizing synergy between five key areas: student achievement, student development, community engagement, effective resource management and employee excellence.

Overall, the Dubuque Community School District is focused on providing students with a first-rate education and helping student develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills that serve as the foundation for success in today’s world.