Education in Centerville Iowa is of the highest priority to residents of the community. Recent expansions and renovations to several school buildings reinforce the community's commitment to the local educational systems.

Appanoose County Area Schools

Pre-K - 12th Grade

Centerville Community School District

The county’s largest school district includes the Centerville Preschool, Central Ward Elementary (K-1 grade), Lakeview Elementary (2-5 grade), Hower Middle School (6-8 grade), and Centerville High School (9-12 grade). The district has approximately 1,600 students and 142 teachers. Numerous extracurricular programs as well as an outstanding fine arts program are available. For more information, visit

Moravia School District

The district has approximately 300 students enrolled K-12. The Moravia School District takes pride in the education and many extracurricular activities offered. For more information, visit

Moulton-Udell School District

Located in southeast Appanoose County in the town of Moulton. The district offers a well-rounded education and abundance of extracurricular activities to the students in the district. For more information, visit


Indian Hills Community College

One of the nation’s premier comprehensive community colleges. Indian Hills offers a two-year Arts and Sciences degree as well as numerous vocational degrees in Advance Technology and Programming. Indian Hills Community College provides a dynamic and timely response to the ever-changing needs of our business community and the populace of our small towns and rural areas. For more information, visit