• 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.

The Collins-Maxwell Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: • Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources • Applied Science, Technology, Engineering, and Manufacturing  • Business, Finance, Marketing, and Management • Health Science • Human Services 

It is the policy of the Collins-Maxwell Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its education programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Chad Grandon, Elemantary Principal, 416 4th Ave,Collins, Iowa 50055 641-385-2446, cgrandon@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us.

District Calendar for 2019-2020 School Year


Bid Sheet information in PDF format






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 2018-2019 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors

JKT Construction,  Allen L. Kockler Co., Heartland Co-op, Story County Medical Clinic

Gold Sponsors

Maxwell State Bank, Exchange State Bank, Community Bank, Midwest Insurance Consultants, Becca Hasbrouck, Re/Max Real Estate Center

Todd White Plumbing, Inc., Rim Right - Powder Coating, Wheel Repair,Tire Sales

Silver Sponsors

Center Grove Orchard, Ames Orthodontics – Dr. Kim J. Wass, Fidelity Ba City of Collins,  Olberding Law Office,  C Myers Photography


Burke Corporation, Moorman Construction Inc., Nevada Ace Hardware, Collins-Fire & Rescue, Ames Ford Lincoln, Golly’s Locker Service
Colo Implement Company, Central Iowa Shortline, LLC, Toots’s Cutting Parlor, Altoona Ace Hardware, Fox Engineering Associates, Inc.


Parker Law Firm,  Weir’s Insurance,  Bappe Law Office, McDaniel Insurance, RH Investments – Randy Hinderaker, Iowa Foam
General Insurance Agency, Central Veterinary Services, Fareway Stores Inc., Pedersen Insurance & Financial Services
Midland Prairie Veterinary Services




  • Daily Announcements

    December 10th, 2019




    Holiday Gift Wrap Fundraiser

    Who: Collins-Maxwell High School Student Council

    Where: Mrs. Sutherland’s Room (room #111), Enter door #14, at the South end of the school

    When: December 15th from 1:00-4:00 pm

    The Collins-Maxwell High School Student Council is offering to wrap your presents to fundraise for the Legacy Project, with a free will donation!

    The legacy project involves purchasing and installing pockets in the restrooms so students have a sanitary place to put their planners when using the facilities.



    Today’s Activities/Info:

    Tuesday: 4:00/5:00pm Girls/Boys JV BB vs North Tama @ home

    6:00pm Boys Varsity wrestling meet @ Colfax-Mingo HS

    6:30/7:45pm Girls/Boys Varsity BB vs North Tama @ home



    Meetings/Important Events Taking Place

    Attention any 9-12th graders interested in DMACC. They will be on campus December 12th from 2:15-3:00 located in the Commons.


    The Student Ambassadors present: High School Christmas Pajama Dance on Saturday!


    FFA Food Drive

    The FFA will be starting a food drive for the Maxwell Food Pantry of December 2nd.  You can help by donating nonperishable food.  The FFA will deliver it before Holiday break.

    Top items on the list:   Cereals, green beans, corn, peas, peaches, pears, soups

    Drop off in the FFA room


    Need Wrestling apparel? Follow the link:   https://collinsmaxwellwrestling.itemorder.com/


    Graduation orders from Jostens:  Please send these directly to Jostens at the contact information listed on the order form.  Do not return these to the school.


    Attention any 9-12th graders interested in DMACC. They will be on campus December 12th from 2:15-3:00 located in the Commons. 


    PBIS Store for 10th-12th Grade Students:

    10-12th Grade students can receive PBIS points in the form of the tickets. Each ticket a student receives counts as 10 points in the store. You need to have the tickets with you when you come to the store. 


    Upcoming Athletic Events

    Thursday: 4:30 JH Girls BB @ Colo-Nesco

    4:30 JH Boys BB vs Colo-Nesco @ Home

    4:30 JH Wrestling @ Nevada


    Friday: 4:00 JV/V Boys/Girls BB @ Meskwaki


    Saturday: 2:00 JV/V Girls and V Boys BB vs Ricevelle @ Home

    8:00 Christmas Pajama Dance


    Counselor Corner:

    The Food Pantry needs your help. We are looking for volunteers to help set up and pass out food on these days. HS students, this would be a great time to receive Silver Cord hours. Teams and clubs are welcome to help as well. 

    Food Pantry Hours: 3:30-6:00 (2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month)

    Set up starts at 3:00 and usually takes about 20 minutes.  

Lunch Menus