School District Property Tax Rates

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When your school board creates a budget and decides how much to spend, they also set the rate, which determines the school district portion of your property taxes, which is the largest part of your total bill.

The table below shows the underlying rates that comprise a district’s total levy rate. The Iowa Department of Management is the source of this data.

Most property tax levies for Iowa’s public schools are set by the state’s funding formula. However, the levies highlighted in blue and marked with an ” * ” are set by each district’s school board. Ask your board members about these levies and where they are spending your money.

FY 2024 amount paid for each $1,000 of taxable value. Click on a column heading to sort.

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