North Campus

Garnavillo, IA

South Campus

Guttenberg, IA

South Campus

Guttenberg, IA

Virtual Academy

Grades K-12

Home of the Eagles

The Clayton Ridge Community School District is located in beautiful northeast Iowa. It extends from the banks of the Mississippi River through some of the most scenic towns, farmland, and woodlands of the United States. This district was formed from the merger of two traditional rivals, Garnavillo School District and Guttenberg School District. These two districts began sharing athletics in 2000-2001, and whole grade sharing started the following year. The two districts officially merged in 2005, and the process was considered to be very successful.

Pre-school through fifth-grade classes are held at the North campus in Garnavillo, sixth through twelfth grades are at the South campus in Guttenberg.

It is the policy of the Clayton Ridge Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Shane Wahls, Superintendent 131 S River Park Drive., 563-252-2341swahls@claytonridge.k12.ia.us or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, Telephone: 312-730-1560 Facsimile: 312-730-1576, Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

The district maintains records of teachers and their qualifications in the superintendent’s office meeting the requirements of Title I. Life/Fire safety information, crisis plans and asbestos abatement records may be requested for review from the superintendent’s office. Contact Superintendent Mr. Wahls for service related to nondiscrimination/equity, affirmative action, Title I qualifications, and life/fire/asbestos safety at phone 563-252-2341. Contact PK-5 Principal Mr. Wahls or PK - 3 and 6-12 Dean of Student Wade Marlow for bullying/harassment or abuse of students by employees warranting Level I criminal investigation at phone 563-252-2341.

Fast Facts

School Colors
Hunter Green, Silver, Black

School Mascot
Bald Eagle

Conference Association
Upper Iowa

School Song

To the tune of: “Ohio State Fight Song”

Clayton Ridge, the Eagles, we are worthy of our name, and we are soaring high above the rest that is our claim to fame
Rah! Rah! Rah!
Ev'rytime we're put to the test we will always give it our best. We’re the Eagles from Clayton Ridge and we'll fight to the very end!

The mission of the Clayton Ridge Community School District is to provide equal and quality educational opportunities for all students in preparation for their role in our changing democratic society, and changing world.

The Clayton Ridge Community School District believes that its school shall provide a safe learning environment, be student-centered where individual needs are met, seek community involvement, and pursue and examine educational trends as they affect the instructional program.

We believe that:

All people have infinite worth. A quality education evolves from a partnership of students, staff, family, and community that is equal and active. Seldom is anything ever accomplished without risk. K-12 education is the foundation of the lifelong learning process. The higher the expectation, the greater the achievement. Growth occurs as a result of changes and challenges. Each person is accountable for his or her actions. The family is the primary influence in the development of the child. Diversity enriches both the individual and society.