About Our District
The Creston Schools serve roughly 1,400 students in preschool through twelfth grade. Our district is an ideal size - large enough to offer a broad range of learning opportunities and programs while small enough to allow each and every student to be well-known. Recently our local voters approved a consolidation of the Prescott and Creston Community School Districts. The new, merged district will officially begin on July of 2016 and will be called Creston Community School District with additional emphasis placed on the word "community".
We currently operate 3 school buildings in Creston including the Burton R. Jones Education Center (PK – Kindergarten, Head Start, & High Lakes Alternative High School), the Elementary/Middle School (Elem. 1st–5th Grades and MS 6th-8th Grades), and Creston High School (9th–12th Grades). The Elementary/Middle School and High School are contemporary buildings located on the same, very spacious campus that includes outstanding outdoor facilities. The Burton R. Jones Education Center has recently been updated and is also home to our Central Office Administration and Green Hills Area Education Agency.
About Our Community
Our district is located in the beautiful rolling hills of southwest Iowa. As the regional hub of southwest Iowa for business, education, medicine, industry, shopping and recreation, Creston caters to residents and visitors wanting small-town service with big-town products. Creston has many interesting shops where there are always friendly faces and home-town hospitality.
Creston is a growing community. Since the last census in 2010 Creston has grown by almost 1%. It is the largest city between Des Moines and Council Bluffs (2010 Census) in southwest Iowa. From 2005 to 2010, Creston and Union County were one of the Top 10 fastest growing areas in the State. Our job growth during this time placed second statewide at 10.5%.
Recently Creston was honored as a Certified Connected Community by the State of Iowa, becoming the fifth community in the State and the 21st in the Nation so honored. Our overall community broadband and technology access were distinguished as outstanding in the support of economic development and residential quality of life.