District Information

"Committed to Maximizing Student Potential"

Tri-Center is a member of the Western Iowa Conference.  The 40-acre campus is located near I-80 and I-680 interchange between rolling hills of bean and corn fields in southwest Iowa; 25 miles northeast of Omaha/Council Bluffs, and 100 miles west of Des Moines, Iowa.  The district employs over 100 staff members who take part in educating and serving nearly 700 students each year in Pre-K through 12, from the communities of Neola, Minden, Persia, Beebeetown, and surrounding areas.

 Tri-Center takes great pride in the academic, activity and athletic programs that are provided for its students.  Opportunities and challenges abound at T-C, and these have resulted in a tremendous amount of successes and achievements on the part of the students and staff.

Tri-Center features a fully networked and wireless campus that is equipped with telecommunications, internet, projection systems, document cameras, and satellite capabilities in each classroom.  Five (5) terminal services labs (each with 20 stations) have been established in the elementary, MS, and HS to enhance the reading and research process, and 15 wireless mobile PC laptop labs (each filled with laptops), have been incorporated in the elementary, middle, and high schools to assist with student learning, internet usage, and the implementation of the Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math Programs.  We have ten wireless iPad2 labs (25 per cart) in the elementary, middle school, and high school.  BYOD (Bring Your Own Device - Chromebooks, laptops, iPad, Smartphone) has been implemented on campus for grades 6-12.

Tri-Center offers quality educational programs PK through 12, top-notch facilities, campus-wide state of the art technology, outstanding activities programs and a caring, certified faculty, staff and administration.  Tri-Center serves nearly 800 students each year.
  • All buildings/facilities located on one 40-acre campus near I-80 and I-680 interchange
  • Rural setting that offers good, safe country living 30 minutes from the metro area
  • Elementary remodeled in 2007; Middle School constructed in 1996
  • 3 sections per grade level for grades K-6 (small class sizes for more effective instruction)
  • Newly renovated High School and New High School addition completed in September 2010
  • 12 daily bus routes to accommodate the transportation needs of students/families
  • All buildings air conditioned
  • Campus-wide network featuring iPad, Chromebook and PC labs accessible to all students
  • Projection systems and document cameras in every classroom
  • Pre-School programs half day and full day
  • All day every day kindergarten
  • K-12 drug education, social skills and character education programs
  • Accelerated Reader/Accelerated Math for grades K-12
  • Advanced Placement and college credit courses at the High School level
  • A greenhouse for Vocational Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Comprehensive academic, activity and athletic programs
  • Rigorous academic requirements with traditionally high testing scores
  • Excellent, comprehensive fine arts programs
  • Athletic complex -- features a football/soccer stadium and practice fields, softball complex, baseball complex and an eight lane all-weather track
  • 3 gyms, a multi-purpose building for wrestling / baseball / softball / auxiliary groups and a large weight training / fitness facility
  • 98% average daily attendance and 99% graduation rate
  • Tours of the buildings/facilities are always available upon request or simply by stopping in at one of the building offices.