George Community Daycare
Communities without sufficient daycare resources often suffer from declining population and enrollment in local schools. Feedback gathered by school district officials and through various community meetings and surveys indicated the community of George and the George-Little Rock community school district potentially suffered from this issue. In an effort to verify community feedback and understand how extensive the problem is within the community, a study was conducted by non-profit First Children’s Finance in early 2018. This study concluded that the George area has a shortfall in available year around daycare openings for 94 children.
With the need for additional daycare firmly established, a committee comprised of members from local non-profit organizations, parents of daycare age children, public entities and area businesses came together to form the George Community Daycare Committee. Public meetings were held to consider feedback and gather ideas for potential solutions to the verified daycare shortfall. After considering all options and realizing that an existing facility within the community does not exist, the George Community Daycare set its sights on building a new 60 to 70 child, year around daycare center in George.
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George-Little Rock Community Schools
The George-Little Rock Community School District is based in George, Iowa, and Little Rock, Iowa, both in Lyon county. The district office, George-Little Rock Elementary (Preschool – 3rd Grade) and George-Little Rock High School (9th – 12th) are located at 500 East Indiana Avenue in George. George-Little Rock Middle School (4th – 8th) is located at 140 1st Avenue in Little Rock. GLR boasts strong academics with a collaborative learning environment and a personalized learning approach which contributes to the students’ average ACT score of 25.
Home to the Mustangs and proud of their successful athletics, fine arts programs and student organizations. Varsity athletics include football, cross country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, track, golf, baseball and softball. Fine arts includes band, marching band, jazz band, choir, show choir, drama and individual and large group speech. GLR also has successful organizations such as FFA, National Honor Society, Student Council and STEM Club.
Our teachers and staff at George-Little Rock Community Schools are dedicated to providing the highest quality education possible to equip students to live in our 21st-century world. We know that teachers do more than just teach and their impact on students’ lives stretches far beyond students’ time in the classroom. Our teachers are mentors to their students and they choose to teach at George-Little Rock to make a difference in the lives of students in Lyon county.
George Public Library
The George Public Library is committed to provide materials and services to help meet the informational, educational and recreational needs of all patrons. The library shall provide service that meets the needs of people of all ages from pre-school to senior citizens.
The library is much more than a place to check out books. We have programs and services for everyone in our community. Nice, eager, friendly, highly-trained librarians are standing by, waiting to help you find the information you’re looking for.
George Community Rooms
115 and 117 South Main Street
George, IA 51237
Fully Furnished – Rental Cost is $50 per side/day
Stove, fridge, microwave, coffee pots, dishes/utensils, tables & chairs to seat 100 people each side.
George Train Depot – Rental Cost is $30.
Siebring Park Shelter Houses (old park) – Rental Cost is $15
Must reserve. Shelter houses in campground/pool area are free no reservations required.