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Education

From pre-school through college, Denison has several educational opportunities for its residents. 

Several pre-schools offer a great beginning for our youth, continuing to our public school and two private schools for elementary and middle schools. Our public high school offers many of educational and extracurricular opportunities. 

After high school graduation, we also have a trade school, community college, and opportunities to earn a 4-year degree right here in Denison. We invite you to see what’s wonderful about our schools.

Early Childhood

Denison Elementary
Preschool
214 North 20th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3104
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Children’s Imagination Station
1826 3rd Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-7100
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Our Savior Open Arms
Preschool
500 North 24th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-4405
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St. Rose of Lima
Preschool
1012 2nd Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-5408
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Zion Lutheran Preschool
1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-2235
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Public
Schools

Denison 20th Street Elementary School
Grades K-3
214 North 20th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3104
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Denison Broadway
Elementary School

Grades 4-5
1515 Broadway
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3103
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Denison Middle School
Grades 6-8
1201 Monarch Drive
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-9393
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Denison High School
Grades 9-12
819 North 16th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3101
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Private
Schools

St. Rose of Lima
Catholic School
Pre-K – Grade 6
1012 2nd Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-5408
St. Rose of Lima Catholic School is committed to offering all children and their families from Denison and the surrounding areas a Christian-value centered education. Religion classes taught daily.
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Zion Lutheran School
Pre-K – Grade 8
1004 1st Avenue South
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-4766
Zion Lutheran School associated with the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, operates a parochial Christian Day School. The program and teachers are certified by the state of Iowa.
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Higher
Learning

Western Iowa Tech
Community College
11 North 35th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-3419
Western Iowa Tech Community College is housed in a beautiful new facility on the east edge of Denison. The Denison WITCC campus offers Associate of Arts Degrees and college transfer courses, Heating, Sheet Metal, Plumbing and Automotive programs, GED Programs, Licensed Practical Nursing programs and other specialized courses upon request.
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Buena Vista University
11 North 35th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-2127
While people work, they can continue their education from Buena Vista Univesrity at the  Denison WITCC campus for degrees in Accounting, Business Management, Human Services, Elementary Education, and Psychology.
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Other Educational Agencies

Denison Job Corps Center
Highway 30 East
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-4192
The Job Corps is a youth training program offered at no cost to 16 – 21 year old applicants who are legal residents of the United States. This unique program has just one objective – to prepare students with the skills necessary to qualify for, and be placed in a good paying job. The education and training process allows students to move at their own pace. Students receive free room and board, free medical and dental care, clothes for work and for school, in addition to the training and education.
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WESCO Industries
415 South 11th Street
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-6141
WESCO Industries has been serving individuals with disabilities since 1968. Today, WESCO offers vocational and residential services to more than 120 individuals from Crawford County and surrounding Counties. Vocational services include work services, supported employment and school to work. Our residential services include RCF-MR and 24 hour and non 24 hour Supported Community Living. We also offer an alternative to working through our Adult Day Care program. This program is available to the elderly as well individuals with disabilities.
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Western Hills Area Education Agency
2008 Highway 59 South
Denison, IA 51442
(712) 263-4625
Western Hills Area Education Agency is an educational partner with 24 public school districts, as well as accredited private schools. Western Hills AEA offices are located in Denison and each of five other counties served in western Iowa. The agency provides direct special education support services for students, media and technology services, a variety of instructional services, and staff development and leadership to promote school improvement. The Iowa General Assembly created the Iowa’s 15 AEAs in 1975. The system of educational service agencies is widely regarded as one of the finest in the country.
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