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Our School

Grant Wood Elementary School staff work in partnership with family and community to provide all students with a foundation for life-long learning.

Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Phone: (563) 359-8277 | Fax: (563) 359-5254

Breakfast Times: 8-8:25 am
Student Day: 8:30 am - 3:20 pm | Preschool: 8:30 am - 1:45 pm
Weekly Wednesday Early Release: 2:30 pm (Preschool 1:20 pm)

Parent/Student Handbook

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Grant Wood Elementary is a two-section school serving approximately 352 preschool through 5th grade students. Grant Wood will be moving to a three-section school through 2021.

Our elementary curriculum emphasizes literacy, communication, reasoning, and problem solving. Other subjects, including physical education, health, art, and music, are taught to all students K-5. Orchestra is available to students as early as grade 4 and, band as early as grade 5.

The school offers a program dedicated to teaching a defined core of knowledge and skills in reading, math and science.

District Mission

Educational excellence is the foundation of the Bettendorf Community School District. Working in partnership with the family and community, we will instill and nurture in all students the knowledge, skills, creativity, and confidence to pursue their dreams and to succeed in a global society.

Grant Wood History

Grant Wood School was opened in 1960 as a seven classroom school with an office suite, boys and girls locker, shower and bathrooms. The school is named after Grant Wood, the Iowa artist known for his Regionalism style of art and his most popular oil painting, American Gothic, depicting the farmer and his daughter in front of an American farmhouse. Today students at Grant Wood Elementary and other schools in the Bettendorf School District study the artistic style of Grant Wood by rendering in various mediums their own versions of American Gothic in parody.

In February 1997, Bettendorf approved a bond referendum which added an elevator, 3 new classrooms, a computer lab, and new media center. In 2000-2001, Grant Wood was completely renovated, classrooms and restrooms were updated. Our playground has new equipment furnished through a grant and our baseball diamond has been rebuilt thanks to funding from the Grant Wood PTA.

FINE Award

In the 1993-1994 school year, Grant Wood was one of only a few schools across the state of Iowa to receive the First in the Nation in Education award. This award is given to schools that demonstrate overall excellence in their programs. Grant Wood is very proud of this award. You can see our FINE flag and certificate from the governor displayed in the main hallway.