Our highest priority is to provide quality education to our residents. The Sioux City community and state of Iowa is nationally recognized for its commitment to academics with limitless opportunities for those looking to attend primary, secondary, post-secondary and continuing education classes. 

K-12 Schools

  • Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools
    • Enrollment of 1,570 in 1 high school, 3 elementary schools and a dual language school
    • Student body from tri-state area
    • 100% graduation rate
    • 95% of seniors plan to pursue college, 84% to 4-year colleges
    • 87% of seniors participate in college credit courses
    • 13 National Merit students in the last 10 years
  • Sioux City Community Schools
    • Enrollment: 14,200
    • Five specialty elementary schools focusing on arts, dual language, STEM, computer programming, and environmental sciences
    • Three elementary schools recognized with International Baccalaureate Authorization
    • Designated as one of only 100 Future Ready school districts in the US 
    • 90% graduation rate – one of the highest rates of schools statewide
    • More than 40 home languages spoken in the District
    • Recognized as a District of Distinction for Career Academy – offering 30+ career pathways and serving 17 high schools in the tri-state region

Higher Education

There are 33 colleges and universities within 100 miles of Sioux City, Iowa. You’ll find top notch employees with a Midwestern work ethic to provide a strong talent pool for your growing business.

  Undergrad Graduate Total
Briar Ciff University 1,041 94 1,135
Morningside University 1,300 1,500 2,800
St. Luke's College 243 0 243
Western Iowa Tech Community College 8,539 0 8,539