Grundy Center Community School History

GRUNDY CENTER COMMUNITY SCHOOL HISTORY Since the first graduating class in 1890, Grundy Center High School has been educating students with the same commitment to excellence. We are proud of our long-standing tradition and believe it is important to honor the past as we prepare our students for the future.

In 1957 and again in 1972 the community was asked to support bond issues for the Grundy Center High School and on both occasions they were successful on the first attempt. Classroom remodeling, improvements made in the IMC (library), and technology updates have been made the past three years. The 475-seat auditorium serves the community as well as the school district as a means to view stage performances and meetings. The Grundy Center music boosters purchased a new sound system six years ago and an automatic lighting system was installed three years ago. The gymnasium was built during the 1957 building project and the community had enough foresight to install a collegiate length basketball floor with seating for 2000 spectators. The gym floor was replaced in the summer of 2004. During the winter of 2007 and summer of 2008 a new all-weather track, stadium seats and press box were constructed. In 1996 the community of Grundy Center supported the building of a new elementary building on the location of the previous elementary building. Construction began in 1995 and the building was completed for students to enter the new building in the fall of 1996.

Educational programs at Grundy Center High School are Industrial Technology, Agriculture Science, Business, Art, Music, Family and Consumer Science, Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Classes for special needs students and talented and gifted students are also available. Grundy Center is also linked closely with AEA267 in Cedar Falls and has an outstanding working relationship with Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo.

Extracurricular activities at Grundy Center are chorus, band, show choir, jazz band, Academic Decathlon, speech, drama, FFA, Envirothon. The Academic Decathlon team has placed in the State Academic Decathlon the past several years and is consistently one of the toughest teams at the regional competition. Athletic competition is valued in our community and students are given every opportunity to find success. Grundy Center High School has been a member of the NICL Conference since 1923, which has produced state champions in all areas. Football, cross-country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, tennis, golf, softball, and baseball are all available at Grundy Center High School. In addition, the Grundy Center YMCA offers many activities in which students may participate.

We truly feel we have a lot to offer, but the real strength of this school system is the people. The relationships that can be built between students, staff, support staff, and community are second to none.