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Colfax-Mingo Community School District's mission is to ensure a community that fosters life long learners, independent thinkers, and productive citizens of character.

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Colfax-Mingo High School

Welcome to Our Community

The Colfax-Mingo Community School District is a system serving more than 750 students for the communities of Colfax, Mingo, Ira, and Valeria. Our mission is to ensure a community that fosters life long learners, independent thinkers, and productive citizens of character.

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Welcome to our school district! Here’s what you’ll need to know to begin your education with Colfax-Mingo.

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5 Reasons to Love Our District

  • 1 We have a fantastic, hardworking staff.
  • 2 Our district always strives for growth.
  • 3 We offer a wide variety of opportunities outside the classroom.
  • 4 Students can get a head start on their future.
  • 5 We’re a tight-knit, friendly community.

We have a fantastic, hardworking staff.

Our K-12 staff works towards our common goal to ensure they foster lifelong learners, independent thinkers, and productive citizens of character.

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Our district always strives for growth.

We are expanding our school with new facilities for our students and community!

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We offer a wide variety of opportunities outside the classroom.

Our students have many opportunities to try new sports and activities.

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Students can get a head start on their future.

Start taking college classes while in high school!

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We’re a tight-knit, friendly community.

Colfax and Mingo, Iowa are small towns with a lot of community pride and spirit.

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People who help make our school great!

Meet Mrs. Jeanne Patterson

I would like to nominate Mrs. Patterson. She always goes above and beyond to help her students learn, and help them any way she can. I would say Mrs. Patterson is the one person I can go to in this school. She is always willing to listen and give advice. She has taught me things I didn't even know I was capable of. I wouldn't have taken half the opportunities I did this year if it wasn't for her believing in me more than I do myself, and always being sure to tell me I can do it. Thank you for all you do. ~Student at Colfax-Mingo

Meet Mrs. Sara Johnston

Mrs. Johnston is my 5th grade teacher she is hard on us but only because she cares and she is a great teacher and cares about us all. ~Student at Colfax-Mingo

Meet Mr. Zach Tomas

Mr. Tomas is one of our school district’s best assets. I greatly appreciate all that he does for me and my fellow students at our school. Mr. Tomas consistently goes above and beyond to make connections with kids, no matter whether they are athletes or more academically-focused. He is genuine in all he does and it is clear that he cares deeply about the well-being of all his students. Not only is he a spectacular teacher, but he is a highly inspiring coach, and an even better person. Thanks for all that you do! ~Student at Colfax-Mingo

Meet Mr. Barkalow

STUDENT - Mr. Barkalow is a great teacher, and a great coach. I went out for track, and he is the greatest coach I have had yet. When I was in 8th grade he was my favorite reading and language teacher. Thanks Mr Barkalow - PARENT - He has an amazing bond with his students/players. He is great at making the students feel seen and feel heard. As a parent I really appreciate his commitment to his students. Thanks for all the work, Coach!

Meet Mrs. Brecht

Mrs. Brecht is my 5th grade teacher. I just moved here, and I am already getting a great education. I have also adapted because of her. She has to be on of the best teachers at the elementary school.

Meet Mr. Merrick

Mr. Merrick constantly pushes me in English. He expects the best and that pushes me to be the best. He makes class fun with jokes and fun games like rating the facial hair of historical figures. I always look forward to his class! -Student at Colfax-Mingo High School

Meet Ms. Josie Wyrick

Miss Wyrick is truly the best teacher my daughter has ever had. She was nice and helped her so much last year. Every day my daughter talks about her describing how good of a teacher she was. Wishing Covid never started so she could finish her 6th grade year. Miss. Wyrick sent letters to her a lot and she always gave her treats. It was Miss. Wyrick's first year of teaching and she got my daughter.

Meet Ms. Kathy Uecker

Mrs. Uecker is such a wonderful soul! She helped my daughter tremendously last year and especially when covid hit! She goes above and beyond for her students! Haven't met a better teacher yet! She truly cares for students! Simply Amazing!

Meet Mr. Shane Webster

Mr. Webster inspired me by showing me that women can do just about anything men can do. He made working in the shop field fun and eye opening. He always would make sure that everyone is understanding the concept. He taught me how to weld! Not everyone can say that they have welded before. I'm so honored to saw that me as a woman, can weld! That was one of the coolest things I was able to do in high school! I was a little bummed that I was not able to have him as a teacher going into my senior year of high school but I am so blessed that I was able to have him as a teacher for 2 years. I learned so much taking his classes! He is such a good teacher and leader! I also want to thank him for his service. It means the world to me!

Meet Superintendent Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson started as Superintendent at Colfax-Mingo Schools in the fall of 2019. Mr. Anderson started teaching math in 1994 and has been a high school principal, teacher, and coach in his experiences. Mr. Anderson has received a BA, MAE, and Specialists Degree all from the University of Northern Iowa.

Meet Mr. Brian Summy

Brian Summy, our elementary principal, has made it his mission to ensure that Colfax-Mingo is a community that fosters life long learners, independent thinkers, and productive citizens of character.

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Resources for Parents

Helpful resources for Colfax-Mingo parents and guardians.