Who We Are

The BCSD Promise to support Expect the BEST, Achieve SUCCESS...The Toreador Way is to:

Value the Uniqueness of All

Give a Fresh Start Each Day

Partner with Families 

Develop Positive Character

Ensure Learning

Our Values

The vision of the Boone Community School District, working in partnership with families and the community, is to provide each student with challenging educational opportunities in a safe, supportive environment in order to ensure the development of productive, caring, and engaged citizens who are successful lifelong learners. Promoting a safe, respectful, and collaborative school environment

  • We believe that continuously improving academic achievement for all students is the primary focus of our school system.

  • We believe a professional, high quality staff is essential to achieve academic excellence. We expect staff to be innovators, motivators, and positive role models for students. 

  • We believe that high quality professional development is required to support the continuous improvement of instruction necessary to increase student achievement. 

  • We believe positive family and community engagement in the educational process is vital to the success of students. 

  • We believe a quality school system must be responsive to community needs and accountable for results.

  • We believe that a rigorous and relevant curriculum, supported by effective teaching and learning practices, is essential to providing students with a quality educational experience.

  • We believe student learning occurs best in a safe, caring, positive environment supported by quality facilities and resources.

  • We believe a quality school system embraces diversity and promotes respect.




Growth Mindset



Our Mission

The mission of the Boone Community School District is to provide an educational environment that promotes academic and extra curricular excellence and the development of good character in our students.

Students at the Capitol  at a boone toreador table representing the school

Our Community

"In Boone you get that personal touch and people watch out for each other"

Boone Chamber

Boone Chamber

Boone Voted #1 affordable small town where you'd actually want to live by realtor.com

The Boone Community School District is home to an impassioned and caring community of staff, students, and parents that make up our town a wonderful place to live. More great things about Boone

Boone Community School District is located in Boone, Iowa. It is nestled in central Iowa and was named the #1 most affordable small town in the United States by realtor.com and best up and coming housing market by insurify.com in 2019. Join our community and enjoy live theatre and music, snowboarding, tubing, skiing, canoeing, river tubing, hike miles of trails, ride the train, eat at a variety of restaurants, shop our local boutiques and stores, and enjoy our beautiful parks scattered throughout the town. Boone is also home to Ledges State Park and Seven Oaks Recreation Center and is just minutes away from Ames and the Iowa State Cyclones!

Welcome to Boone sign

Train on tracks


Boone Staff

Pam Nystrom

School Board Member

I started working for the Boone District in 1988 and served as a teacher, principal, and director of student services until my retirement in 2013. Following retirement I was a substitute teacher for six years. I now have the honor of serving on the school board. I have so many connections with great teachers, administrators and families, it still amazes me!

Principal Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson

High School Principal

The best part about working at Boone CSD is the people!  Building relationships and connections to the staff, students, and community has been amazing.  That's why my family and I wanted to come to Boone- to have the connection to the community.

Boone Staff

Brad Winter

Elementary Principal

My name is Brad Winter and I'm the principal at Franklin Elementary School, which is our 2nd through 4th grade building. I love coming to work every day because we have amazing students and great teachers and staff! Our students and staff work very hard to help students learn and grow in a positive school environment! 

Boone Staff

Nicole Rohner

Elementary Teacher

I am so grateful to be a staff member within the Boone Community School District! I absolutely love my job, because of the positive work environment. Everyone I work alongside is always so kind, helpful, and supportive. I feel greatly appreciated, safe, and respected by my colleagues and by the Boone families!