Sibley Ocheyedan Community Schools

Sibley-Ocheyedan Community School District has an enrollment of 750 students. The 234 square mile district is comprised of two school buildings. The elementary school has grades Pre-K through 4th grade. The middle school (grades 5-8) is joined to the high school (grades 9-12). The district has 118 staff members: 3 administrators, 64 certified teachers, and 51 classified staff.

Students can participate in a variety of sporting, fine arts, and club extracurricular activities. Sports include football, cross country, volleyball, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, boys and girls golf, boys and girls track, softball, and baseball. Boys and girls soccer was recently added and is shared with Sheldon CSD.

Choir, band, speech and drama are the fine arts activities available for the students. Other activities include FFA, dance team, football and basketball, cheerleading, International Club, National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, High School Student Leadership Team and Yearbook.

The district enjoys great parent and community support through the S-O Band Boosters, S-O Choir Boosters, S-O Athletic Boosters, S-O Friends of the FFA, and S-O Education Foundation.  The National Association of Music Merchants named the school district  one of the 2018 Best Communities in the Nation for Music Education.

120 11th Ave. NE, Sibley, IA 51249
(712) 754-3601 High School
(712) 754-2542 Middle School
(712) 754-3636 Elementary
(712) 754-2533 Superintendent

Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Community School District

The mission of the H-M-S Community School District is to nurture and prepare students to become responsible citizens, equipped to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world. The world of education is in a constant state of transformation. Regardless of how education changes, however, for public schools in Iowa, there are cornerstones that remain clear and resolute for HMS students. The operative word in the previous statement is students and is also the benchmark term in the following focus points upon which we base decisions:

  •  Provide a safe school climate for students
  •  Provide quality instruction for students
  •  Provide support for teachers in their work with students
  •  Provide for a positive school/community relationship
  •  Provide quality facilities for students

Current district enrollment is 630 students. A new elementary school is currently under construction, and will be open for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Phone: 712-928-3406


Northwest Iowa Community College

Although it is the smallest community college in the state, NCC proves that small is mighty.  NCC is committed to: serving students; working with area businesses and industries; providing quality instruction; and letting students apply what they learn. Its student/faculty ratio is 13:1. Nearly 100% of our students get jobs. 

NCC is located in Sheldon, Iowa, the geographical center of its four-and-a-half county service area (Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, Sioux and half of Cherokee).

603 W Park Street, Sheldon, IA 51201
(712) 324-5061