• Collins-Maxwell MS - HS: 515-387-1115 | Collins-Maxwell Elementary: 641-385-2446

Welcome to Collins-Maxwell Community School District!

The mission of the Collins-Maxwell School District is to prepare responsible individuals for the future through academic and social experiences.

The school district does not discriminate in its education programs or educational activities on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, marital status, socioeconomic status, or disability as required by Title VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 1973.

Collins-Maxwell CSD

TAG Tree

The Collins-Maxwell CSD Talented and Gifted (TAG) class will once again be sponsoring the community TAG Tree.

If your family needs a helping hand this holiday season, please fill out the back of the form listed below and return it to your child’s school or mail it to Emma Stevenson, Collins-Maxwell CSD, 400 Metcalf, Maxwell, IA 50161.  We can assist your children living in your home from ages infant through high school who live in the Collins-Maxwell CSD or attend the Collins-Maxwell CSD. This program is not intended for children who have graduated high school, for children who do not live with you, or for families outside of the Collins-Maxwell CSD. To ensure privacy for your family, your child/children’s name(s) will not be used; instead a number will be assigned to your child.

TAG Tree application form


Information about Facilities Improvements

All information has been moved to the Facilities Studies page

located under the District Information tab above.

Thank you to our 2014 yearbook sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors
Allen L. Kockler Co. - Nevada, IA, JKT Constuction - Maxwell, IA, Midwest Insurance Corp. - Maxwell & Collins, IA Exchange State Bank - Collins, IA Grassroots Action Inc. - Maxwell, Meusburger Construction - Maxwell, IA,  Put it On Video - Clive, IA Farmer's Cooperative Co. - Collins, IA Collin's Lions Club - Collins, IA

Gold Sponsors
Olberding Law Office - Nevada, IA  State Bank & Trust Co. - Nevada, IA Fidelity Bank - West Des Moines, IA Story Medical Clinic - Maxwell - Nevada, IA, Center Grove Orchard - Cambridge, IA, Muscular Rehab Clinic -Maxwell, IA, Collins Wellness Center - Collins, IA

Silver Sponsors
Logsdon's Grocery - Maxwell, IA, Toots's Cutting Parlor - Maxwell, IA Community Bank - Nevada, IA Twin Anchors Golf: LawnPro - Colo, IA  Bacon Funeral Home & Crematory - Nevada, IA

Central Veterinary Services PLC - Melbourne, IA Vetter Equipment - Nevada, IA  Bud's Auto Repair, Inc. - Huxley, IA  McDaniel Insurance - Nevada, IA  Ness Farm Supply - Maxwell, IA  Weirs Insurance - Colo, IA  Nevada Chamber of Commerce - Nevada, IA  Quick's Hardware & Rental - Huxley, IA  Baxter Real Estate Agency - Baxter, Ia  Tamara Ross State Farm Insurance - Nevada, IA  Central Iowa Building Systems, Inc - Nevada, IA  Jordening Law Office, P.C. - Nevada, IA  Barilla America, Inc - Ames, IA



  • Daily Announcements..

    October 13, 2015

    Day 36


    Picture Retake Day is October 29th!



    1. Congrats to the Cross country teams on their performance at yesterdays conference meet!  The HS Girls finished in 3rd place and 3 girls grabbed all-conference honors (Heather Jessen 8th, Brenna Thomson 12th, Shasta Moody 13th).  The HS boys earned a 6th place finish with All Conference honors going to Ian Thomsom 12th place.  Just to give you an idea of how well these athletes ran, there were over 115 runners in the HS girls race and 137 runners in the HS boys race.


    The JH runners had a great showing as well.  The JH girls finished in 3rd place as a team, with Maddy Meseke earning a Conference medal with a 4th place finish.  There were 100 JH girls in that race.  The JH boys finished in 6th place as a team, with top runner Logan Berg finishing in 8th place out of 96 runners.


    2. The Middle School volleyball teams saw some great action last night against South Hamilton. The 8th grade had a very successful night winning all 6 of their games against the Hawks. They continue to improve each match. Top servers were Jaden Camp, Jillian Holst, Amber Weltha, and Mikayla Houge. 


    The 7th grade volleyball teams played tough but came up a few points short against South Hamilton, ending the night with a 1-3 W-L record. We hope to hustle and improve for our last game against Colfax-Mingo on Thursday in Baxter! Top servers were Sophie Meyer, Jordan Wagner, and Sasha Douglas.


    Reminder for the early dismissal-- you must leave at 1:30 and return for practice at 4:00in Maxwell. The bus will stop in Collins around 3:45 for pick up with drop off after practice like normal. 


    3. Good luck to the 9th/JV/Varsity volleyball teams as they take on North Polk tonight at North Polk. Action gets  started at 5 pm with the 9th and JV teams followed by the varsity at 6:40 pm.


    4. All students and staff are invited to participate in this year’s pumpkin decorating contest. You will supply your own pumpkin and can carve, paint, or decorate them. All decorations must be school appropriate. Prizes will be awarded to the Best Overall pumpkin, Most Creative, Best Carved, Scariest, and Best Painted/Decorated. The guidelines are as follows: 


    -Pumpkins must be carved at home

    -Only one entry is allowed per person

    -You may submit a pumpkin as a team of up to 2 people

    -You are responsible for bringing your pumpkin to and from the gym


    Pumpkins must be brought to the small gym by Tuesday, October 27th to be eligible for voting. All students and staff will vote for the Best Overall pumpkin. There will be a panel of judges to award the other categories.


    If you have any questions, talk to Ms. Pfeiler.


    5. The La James representative will be here today at 1pm.  Please see me for a pass.


    6. High school students- Saturday, November 7th, Waukee High School will be hosting  RISE. RISE is an innovative student voice conference for students to share ideas, collaborate with peers from across the state, and learn how to become a change agent in their school and community.  For more information see Mrs. Allen.

    • Good morning, and welcome to the improved district website.  We hope you will find items easier - as well as more information!  Please send comments to our superintendent, Jason Ellingson, at jellingson@collins-maxwell.k12.ia.us  
    • We hope to add important information specifically for the elementary here soon!!

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