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Our schools and colleges are dedicated to providing the best education around. Whether a student is just starting out or a workforce needs to upgrade their skills, an Iowa education is another reason a Franklin County location can be better for your business and better for your life.


Hampton-Dumont Community School District- The Hampton-Dumont Community School District is largest district in the county and offers education from pre-K-12th grade. It is a progressive school district which takes great pride in the educational opportunities afforded its students.

11:4 student-to-teacher ratio

West Fork Schools - Another progressive school district, the newly merged West Fork School District blends students from Sheffield, Chapin, Meservey, Thornton, Rockwell and Swaledale. 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio.

CAL Community School District - The CAL School District consists of students from Coulter, Alexander and Latimer and is a nationally recognized "school of excellence". 9.2:1 student to teacher ratio.

AGWSR School District - Students from Geneva, Ackley, Wellsburg and Steamboart Rock attend this district. AGWSR was selected by US News and World Reports as one of the US top high schools (bronze award winner). 12:1 Student to teacher ratio



St. Paul Lutheran School - Located in Latimer, Iowa, St. Paul's provides a nurturing parochial school experience for K-8th graders.



North Iowa Area Community College ... Ellsworth Community College

University of Iowa ... Iowa State University

University of Northern Iowa ... Kaplan University