Schools & Colleges


Residents in Cass County, Iowa benefit from an excellent educational system for their children, and many residents also take advantage of the higher education opportunities available.

Preschool Options

There are many preschool options throughout the county.

K-12 Education

Atlantic Trojans

The mission of the Atlantic Community School District, in collaboration with home and community, is to prepare all learners to be creative, innovative and productive citizens and workers in a changing society, by providing diversified opportunities to learn and apply relevant skills and knowledge in a positive, disciplined and challenging environment.

The Atlantic Community School District consists of:

Cumberland-Anita-Massena (CAM Cougars)

CAM School District serves the towns of Anita, Cumberland and Massena and surrounding areas. As a leading innovator, they also offer one of the states only approved online schools.

Griswold Tigers

Griswold Community School District serves the towns of Griswold, Lewis, Lyman, Grant, Elliot and surrounding communities.

Home School Options

The Cass County area offers a thriving homeschool community that works in close connection with each of the public schools. For more information, contact the homeschool coordinator for any of the schools above.

Higher Education

The Iowa Western Community College Cass County Center provides students with a variety of college credit courses and continuing education noncredit courses. For more information, call 712.243.5527.