About Our District


History of the PVCSD

About Our District 

It's our goal to provide children a K-12 education experience of unsurpassed quality.

Located in the Quad City Metropolitan area of eastern Iowa, the Pleasant Valley Community School District serves the education needs of approximately 4,200 students in five K-6 elementary schools, one 7-8 junior high, and one 9-12 high school. All buildings are air-conditioned and equipped with state of the art technology.The district was organized in 1962 and encompasses 44 square miles of eastern Scott County including the towns of LeClaire, Panorama Park, Riverdale, the village of Pleasant Valley and over one half of the City of Bettendorf. Within its borders is found a rich blend of urban, rural, suburban and small town living. The economic makeup of the district includes some of the richest farmland in the nation in concert with exceptional commercial and industrial enterprises.


Mission and Vision Statement

The mission of the Pleasant Valley Community School District as a premier innovative district in the Midwest is to prepare students to succeed in a diverse, global society by providing superior quality opportunities in a safe environment for each student to become a life-long learner and by continuously improving and customizing the educational experience.

Our goal is to have the finest academic and extra-curricular programs in the state. Not in some things but in all things. Not for some kids but for all kids.


Certified Staff

For the 2016-2017 school year, there are 338 certified teachers under contract in the district. 62% of the teachers have a master’s degree and/or graduate hours beyond their master’s. 82% of the teaching staff has taught five years or more. (This includes public/non-public education both inside/outside Iowa.) The development of life-long learners is a key strategic goal. The district models this expectation in the selection, professional development, and retention of its faculty and staff. Supporting the belief that quality teaching is the single most important variable a district can influence, Pleasant Valley provides:

  • A rigorous two-year mentoring program for all beginning teachers
  • Ongoing professional development
  • An emphasis on the study and acquisition of "best practice" in the field of education
  • Encouragement toward the pursuit of advanced degree work
  • Leadership opportunities

Successful Stewardship

An important element in maintaining an excellent educational program is the management of fiscal and capital resources. The district's use of a long-range planning process, a stable to growing enrollment and an increasing property tax base have helped to achieve and maintain the following results:

  • Salary and benefit schedules that attract and retain high quality faculty and staff
  • Lowest property tax levy rate in Scott County
  • Excellent facilities and equipment maintained and updated on an ongoing basis
  • Debt-free financial position
  • Broad community support for bond referendums, Instructional Support Levy, local option
    sales tax for school infrastructure and voted Physical Plant and Equipment Levy (PPEL)

Outstanding Property Tax Levies and Maximum Levy Limitations

- Outstanding Property Tax Levies and Maximum Levy Limitations Document