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Nodaway Valley Community School District

On July 1, 2000, these two districts—Greenfield and Bridgewater-Fontanelle Community School Districts—became the Nodaway Valley Community School District. Patrons voted to consolidate the two districts on September 14, 1999.

The Nodaway Valley School District is located in southwest Iowa in Adair County. The district encompasses 283 square miles, serves approximately 650 students and employs 65 teachers. Elementary students in Grades PK-5 attend classes in Greenfield, middle school students—Grades 6-8—are located in Fontanelle and high school students are located in Greenfield. Our school mascot is the Wolverine, and our school colors are purple, black and silver.

New Elementary

Voters approved a $9.4 million bond in September 2015 to build a new PK-5 elementary in Greenfield.  Construction began in May 2016.  This new facility opened in August 2017 with the gym being completed in November 2017.  Features for this building include a permanent library and media center, larger lunch, art and physical education areas and a safe room.


Community Support


On January 27, 2004, Adair County voters approved the SILO tax 1,064-144. The additional penny in Adair County will generate approximately $335 per student. The revenues may be used for construction, reconstruction, building repair, debt reduction, school busses, technology and playground equipment. The Board will decide on a spending plan with input from the community. Some of the priorities that have been discussed include fire and safety expenditures, school busses, athletic facilities, technology, roof repair, energy conservation and property tax relief.

Sports Complex

A new track and renovated stadium was put into use during the 2005-2006 school year. The $627,000 sports complex project was completed with community fundraisers, private donations and SILO tax funds.

End of an Era

At the end of the 2010 school year, the 48-year-old elementary building in Bridgewater was closed.  The building opened in 1962 for students in Grades 1-6 in the Bridgewater-Fontanelle School District.  Beginning in 2000, the building served NV 4th and 5th grade students and was known as Nodaway Valley West.

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