Administration Building

ICSD Administration

Superintendent: Cynthia Phillips

Address: 1207 1st Street West
Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-7400

Office: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


New Junior Senior High School Opens

In September 2011, the residents of Brandon, Rowley and Independence passed a bond vote with nearly 70% approval to construct a new $27.5 M Jr./Sr. High School Facility.

The building opened for the 2013-2014 school year. Since then, the building and surrounding campus has become the center for athletics, art, music and educational functions throughout the region. We host sub-state soccer, wrestling, basketball, Jazz band, Speech and many activities.

Features of this new facility include:

  • 170,000 sq. ft. facility located right off 20th Ave.
  • Individual classrooms for all full-time instructors
  • Specially designed Junior High and Senior High wings with a Central Tech / Shared wing
  • Whiteboards, projectors, mimeo devices and other technology features to maximize teaching tools
  • 2,500 sq. ft. library / media center
  • 700 seat auditorium with a magnificent stage and acoustics / sound system
  • 17,500 sq. ft. gymnasium with a press box / suites
  • Gymnasium will hold a capacity of 2000 attendees with seating on all four sides
  • 3600 sq. ft. weight room facility with high-end weight training equipment
  • 5500 sq. ft. wresting room
  • 4 Locker Rooms
  • One main entrance with lock-down capabilities and secure emergency exits
  • Efficient “hybrid HVAC system” with air conditioning
  • Skylight system spanning entire “main street” area of school for natural daylight
  • Large parking lot in front of building with over 400 parking stalls


Construction Progress Video


Virtual Tour of the new Junior Senior High School