New Student Registration is Open

Welcome to the Spencer Community School District! We’re glad you’ve chosen, or are considering, Spencer as your home.


If you experience issues with the links below, please contact our registrar.

For more information please contact the registrar at:

Spencer Community School District Office
23 East 7th Street
Spencer, IA  51301

Phone: 712-262-8950
Fax: 712-262-1116

Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am - 4:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How long after I complete registration may my student begin attending classes?

A: From the family's first contact with the district to their approval to attend school MAY take several days. (Approx. 1 week)

Q: What items do I need to register my student?

A: Birth Certificate, Updated Immunization Records, and Completed Online Registration Application. 

Q: Do you offer online instruction?

A: No, we do not offer 100% online instruction.

Q: Do you offer credit recovery?

A:  Yes. Please contact the District Registrar for more specific information. 

Q: If I live outside of the Spencer District can I still attend Spencer Schools?

A: The requirements of Open Enrollment would need to be fulfilled. Please click here to see our Open Enrollment page.

Q: How can I apply for Free/Reduced Meals?

A:  After your Application for Registration has been approved, you will receive an approval email with further information about applying for Free/Reduced Meals. 

Q: What time does school begin and end?

A:  Pickup times may vary slightly by building. 

  • Elementary Schools: 8:15-3:30

  • Spencer Middle School: 8:06-3:38

  • Spencer High School: 8:15-3:30

Q:  How do I pay my fees?

A: After application approval, instructions will be given to create a parent portal. Your fees can be paid via the parent portal. 

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