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About Our District

   The school district serves some 4,200 residents who live in Ringgold and Taylor Counties, including the towns of Redding, Delphos, Kellerton, Maloy, Benton, Tingley, Ellston, Beaconsfield, and Mount Ayr. It is a rural district that was formed after re-organization in 1958. The 405 square miles, which is geographically the fourth largest in the state. 

    The Mount Ayr Community School District owns and maintains two outstanding physical plants with fine equipment and facilities. District residents are proud of the Fifteen million dollar investment in buildings, sites, and equipment. New Elementary and Junior-Senior high schools were completed in 1981 after a successful bond issue of $3.5 million passed in February of 1979. New track, football, softball, baseball, and bus garage facilities were also completed during the construction phase. 

    Currently the district has 63 teachers in grades Pre-school through 12th. Approximately 650 students enroll from the district. In addition there are students from Clearfield who whole grade share at the secondary levels, and from 7-12 students from Diagonal High School attend the high school in the mornings.  For more information regarding the school call the central office at: 641-464-0500. Personnel will be pleased to help you with any question that you have regarding school attendance or policy matters.