• Collins-Maxwell MS - HS: 515-387-1115 | Collins-Maxwell Elementary: 641-385-2446

Welcome to Collins-Maxwell Community School District!

The mission of the Collins-Maxwell School District is to prepare responsible individuals for the future through academic and social experiences.

It is the policy of the Collins-Maxwell Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, political party affiliation, or actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code sections 216.9 and 256.10(2), Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Board Members and Staff, Parents and Community Members, and Students of Collins-Maxwell Schools,


Our school district has requested a Needs Assessment Survey conducted by the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).  The survey is designed to help us assess our strengths and areas of needed improvement, with a focus on improved student achievement.  We would like your opinions and judgments in response to the brief survey linked below.  All responses are anonymous.  Just click the link below, or paste it in your browser and follow the instructions.  Thank you for your participation and helping to make improvements for our students. This survey will be open for responses through Monday, October 3.

***Link to Survey***



Are you confused when you see your student’s Iowa Assessments Profile Narrative?  Do you know if your student is proficient or not in reading, math and science?

We have created a narrated slideshow to help answer some of your questions about this state test.  We hope this will answer some of your questions and explain the scores generated from these assessments.  If you have any other questions please feel free to talk with your student’s teacher.

CM Iowa Assessment Video


Thank you to our yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Allen L. Kockler Co. - Nevada, IA, JKT Constuction - Maxwell, IA, Midwest Insurance Corp. - Maxwell & Collins, IA Exchange State Bank - Collins, IA Grassroots Action Inc. - Maxwell, Meusburger Construction - Maxwell, IA,  Put it On Video - Clive, IA Farmer's Cooperative Co. - Collins, IA Collin's Lions Club - Collins, IA

Gold Sponsors
Olberding Law Office - Nevada, IA  State Bank & Trust Co. - Nevada, IA Fidelity Bank - West Des Moines, IA Story Medical Clinic - Maxwell - Nevada, IA, Center Grove Orchard - Cambridge, IA, Muscular Rehab Clinic -Maxwell, IA, Collins Wellness Center - Collins, IA

Silver Sponsors
Logsdon's Grocery - Maxwell, IA, Toots's Cutting Parlor - Maxwell, IA Community Bank - Nevada, IA Twin Anchors Golf: LawnPro - Colo, IA  Bacon Funeral Home & Crematory - Nevada, IA

Central Veterinary Services PLC - Melbourne, IA Vetter Equipment - Nevada, IA  Bud's Auto Repair, Inc. - Huxley, IA  McDaniel Insurance - Nevada, IA  Ness Farm Supply - Maxwell, IA  Weirs Insurance - Colo, IA  Nevada Chamber of Commerce - Nevada, IA  Quick's Hardware & Rental - Huxley, IA  Baxter Real Estate Agency - Baxter, Ia  Tamara Ross State Farm Insurance - Nevada, IA  Central Iowa Building Systems, Inc - Nevada, IA  Jordening Law Office, P.C. - Nevada, IA  Barilla America, Inc - Ames, IA




  • Daily Announcements

    September 30, 2016

    Day 28


    1. Music Booster Tumbler Fundraiser pick up will be after school next Friday, Oct. 7th.


    2. Both ISU and the University of Iowa will be here Monday.  Please see Mrs. Allen if you'd like a pass to either or both.


    3. Effective today, 5th hour study hall locations have changed.  If you have a 5th hour study hall please open up Infinite Campus and look at your new study hall location during advisory.  Your location may have switched.  


    4. All high school students need to be either in the Commons OR Lunch Room during lunch, NOT UPSTAIRS.


    5. Please remember on early out days that all students are supposed to leave the building. We shouldn’t be hanging out in the gym or the commons or hallway areas. Then you can return 15 min. or so before your scheduled practice or bus leave time for afternoon/evening events.


    6. Juniors and Seniors interested in mentoring please turn in your applications by nextFriday, October 7th.


    7. Robotics meeting after school tonight.


    8. The elementary school is looking for silver cord volunteers next Thursday, October 6thfrom 5pm-7:15 pm.  Volunteers are needed for childcare.  Please contact Mrs. Allen or Mrs. Wilson (the elementary counselor).


    9. Any student or chaperone going on the Branson Music Trip, forms and the first payment are due by October 5th. That is next Wednesday. If you need information, contact Ms. Pfeiler or Mrs. Tipping.


    10. All students will be doing the needs assessment survey during advisory today. When the bell rings students, just stay in your 4th period classes.

  • 1:30 Dismissals on Tuesday (August 23) and Wednesday (August 24).

    Zootopia Under the Stars on Friday, September 9! 

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