A Job With a Purpose: Love, Empower, and Inspire People​ If you desire to transform the world through kids, join an incredible and peculiar team, and live in a wonderfully authentic community, Oskaloosa might be your next forever home.


  • Our purpose is to Love, Empower, and Inspire People

  • Our passionate team is #ALLIN, committed to bold strategies for student success

  • We have strong community support with over 2,000 students in updated facilities


At Oskaloosa Schools, we believe that valuing our staff starts with excellent compensation and benefits. From competitive salary and full employer paid health insurance, we strive to be #ALLIN on our staff. 

In Oskaloosa you’ll be part of an incredible team that is here to serve kids. We Engage All Students to Embrace the Power of Learning. Learn more about working and thriving at Oskaloosa Community Schools by clicking the Working & Thriving button below.


EXPERIENCE OSKALOOSA SCHOOLS: If living out our purpose of Love, Empower, and Inspire People  excites you and gives you energy, it is time we meet. Take a 90 second video tour of Oskaloosa Schools to learn more about our unique and authentic community .

Oskaloosa's Vision Culture: What's our secret sauce that makes Oskaloosa unique and better?  It's our Vision Culture. Watch the video to learn how Oskaloosa School's Vision Culture is the true difference maker.

Vision Culture

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  • Elementary school offers comprehensive K-5 education

  • Middle and High schools on a single campus; split by George Daily Auditorium, supporting various programs and over 200 annual events

  • Outstanding athletic facilities, including Lacey Recreation complex

  • Small class sizes; elementary at 18:1 and secondary at 16:1

  • Innovative learning choices, including career and technical readiness classes through Indian Hills Community College, Home School Assistance, and an accredited Virtual Academy

  • College readiness emphasized through Advanced Placement coursework and partnerships with William Penn University

  • FREE 4-year-old preschool program in a new Early Childhood Education Center, connected to a recreation center constructed in 2021

  • Oskaloosa Schools: A leader in education in Iowa with outstanding options

  • Big-city options in a small-town environment

  • Explore why Oskaloosa is an incredible place to work, live, and thrive!

In Oskaloosa, the public school saw a net gain of students this year from private schools.  And after hearing about the culture they've created and the great things they're doing, I understand why. Quote from Governor Kim Reynolds 2024 Condition of State Address January 9, 2024


Oskaloosa is the #NewIowa; a vibrant and authentic town with world class recreation, arts, and culture. Come experience big city opportunities with small town convenience and value.

Oskaloosa is where big-city opportunities meet a small-town atmosphere and value. Our community maintains a reputation as an economic leader in advanced technology manufacturing, higher education, and healthcare.

We are the headquarters for a number of multinational industries that are advanced manufacturing leaders and provide solutions for global customers. This strong economic growth has led to tremendous development and community sustainability that has cultivated  world-class recreation, arts, and social opportunities for people from all walks of life. A high-speed fiber optic system delivers world-class gigabit communication solutions capable of growing with the changes and demands of our schools, businesses, and families. 

Our historic downtown is a hub for shopping, dining, live music, and seasonal events. It has been voted one of America’s Most Beautiful Downtowns by Travel & Leisure magazine and named an Iowa Great Place. The George Daily Auditorium hosts more than 200 performing arts events annually, including professional national tours.

Our community takes great pride in its efforts to enhance the local environment, the area arts community, and the traditions of our Native American history. Wellness and learning are priorities, as evidenced by our state-of-the-art hospital and recreation facilities. Walkers and bikers enjoy our 15-mile trail, and with more than 200 acres of sports facilities, all you need is a bat or ball to get into the game! Come find out why Oskaloosa is a wonderful place to live.


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Click the links below to learn more about what makes Oskaloosa a magnetic place to live, work, and thrive. We have world class recreation, fine arts, amenities, health care, fiber broadband internet, and education.  Come see how Oskaloosa is truly the community of choice. 

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Click above to learn more about the Bank Iowa New Teacher Loan Program

Email us at careers@oskycsd.org
Text us at 833-236-2699
Call us at 641-673-8345

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"My wife and I have both spent many years here at Oskaloosa as teachers and are truly fortunate to work in a district that has great support from the administration and the community as well. We are thankful that our own children are a part of the Oskaloosa School family and have been given many opportunities through positive interactions with teachers, different classes and extracurricular activities that they have been given the opportunities to be involved in. We are very grateful for the staff, students, and families we work with everyday here at Oskaloosa Schools. Go Indians!" - Jason Maddy, Oskaloosa Middle School Student Success Coach


"Not only am I a graduate of Oskaloosa Community School District, now I'm employed by them, and I couldn't be happier. The short time I've been here, I feel I'm part of this great team & family atmosphere. Everyone is very friendly and helpful, everyday you are greeted with a smile, a Hi or a hello, not only from the staff, but the students as well. What a great place to be, here at Oskaloosa Community School District." - Mike Smith, Grounds Supervisor and Maintenance


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