Welcome to Nixon Elementary School. We are excited to have you visiting our page and to share our amazing work with you. Named after the 37th President of the United States and opened in 1970, Nixon Elementary is located at 200 Nixon Drive in Hiawatha, Iowa. We have over 330 learners ages 3-5th grade, offer classes in art, music, physical education, guidance, media and technology integration, and learning experiences tied to STEM.

Our mission in Cedar Rapids is to ensure all learners experience a rigorous and personalized learning experience so they have a plan, a pathway, and a passion for their future.  At Nixon, we work hard to ensure all children have learning experiences that will prepare them to be future ready.

Some ways we prepare our learners is through creating blended learning environments in all classrooms starting in kindergarten. Differentiated and personalized small group learning paired with online tools and technologies helps to support the work of our learners each day. Every child is given the opportunity to learn in the best place, at the best pace, and on a path that is specific to them.

We also work hard to support our learner’s social, emotional and behavioral needs in the classroom and beyond. We create safe and inviting learning environments where our learner’s voices are heard and respected. We also focus on teaching our learners soft skills through the 16 Habits of Mind.

We have amazing community support through our active PTA. From fundraising, to family friendly events like our annual Nixon Carnival, the PTA positively impacts the learning environment for our children and supports our school on a daily basis.

We welcome you to our Nixon community and hope you will reach out with any questions you may have about our school (319-558-2188).


Jeni Goebel
Nixon Elementary