IKM-Manning School District Information
The IKM Community School District and the Manning Community School District began whole grade sharing in the fall of 008. IKM-Manning serves the communities of Irwin, Kirkman, Manilla, and Manning. Grades P.S.-3rd grade are located in Irwin. The remainder of the grades are located in the Manning Building. The Manilla students are to be picked up at their homes to be bussed to the sites.
The IKM-Manning District is connected by fiber optics to the Iowa Communication Network. The districts' technology plan includes the integration of technology in reading, math, and science classrooms. Desktop and laptop computers are available to all students and staff. Wireless buildings allow for easy access to the internet. Teachers are actively exploring methods of using technology in the classroom to help make connections for student learning.
The closest post-secondary opportunities are available at the Western Iowa Tech Community College in Denison, which also has a Buena Vista College degree program, the Des Moines Area Community College branch campus is in Carroll, Creighton University and the University of Nebraska/Omaha in Omaha, Iowa State University in Ames and Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs .
- IKM-Manning student population exceeds 750 students
- The combined IKM-Manning assessed valuation is $241,659,647; IKM has $142,254,047 and Manning has $99,405,600.
- Close to several retail centers within a 25 mile radius
- Excellent fire and rescue squads in Irwin, Kirkman, Manilla, and Manning
- 30% or more of the IKM-Manning faculty holds a Master's Degree or higher
- 40% of our teaching staff have 15+ years experience in the District
- IKM, Manning, and IKM-Manning have excellent extra-curricular programs in athletics and fine arts. Many programs have had state participants and championships within the past 15 years.
- IKM-Manning staff members are dedicated to providing the best learning opportunities for ALL students
Alternative Education Programs--These services are offered through Job Corps of Iowa for High School students for whom education in the regular classroom is not appropriate.
Community-Based Early Childhood Program--This program for pre-school children is designed to help children gain socialization skills and readiness skills and to help children experience activities which lead to future school success.
General Education Programs--All citizens (general education teachers, special education teachers, support staff, parents, students, AEA personnel, administrators, community members) have a vested interest in the total educational program and are accountable and responsible for facilitating the process and implementing strategies through which students are able to meet their fullest potential.
Learning Center (K-12)--This is an educational program for individuals who are enrolled in the general education curriculum for the majority of the day, but require specially designed instruction in specific skill areas on a part-time basis.
Special Class with Integration (K-12)--This program is designed for students who have similar educational needs and who can benefit from participation in the general educational curriculum for one or more academic offerings from the general education curriculum.