About Us!

Last Updated: 6/22/2020 5:47 PM

Lu Verne (former Corwith-Wesley & Lu Verne CSDs) CSD is located in north central Iowa.  We are approximately 1 hour west of Mason City and 45 miles north of Fort Dodge.  We are a very rural district made up of the communities of Lu Verne, Corwith and Wesley.  In 2015 we entered into a whole grade sharing agreement to send our 6-12 students to the Algona MS/HS.  Our district currently runs a PreK-5 building which is located at 405 Hanna Avenue in Lu Verne, Iowa.  

We are very proud of the fact that we have over 45 ipads, 60 chromebooks.  We also have in each classroom a 65" interactive Promethean TV for staff and students to use.  We have a very small ratio of teachers to students which allows us to build a strong 1:1 relationship not only between the students and teachers, but also with the secretary's, administrators and other staff members. 

We have updated our classroom environment to make them more conducive to educating our students.  In 2018 we implemented the EL Literacy program and have fully embraced PRESS as our literacy intervention system.  In 2019 we implemented Bridges Math and have been updating our intervention system.  We also have taken part in training on trauma sensitive classrooms with our sharing partner Algona CSD. 

Our Mission Statement:

"At Corwith-Wesley-Lu Verne Elementary, in partnership with our families and communities, we ensure ALL students grow socially, emotionally, and academically toward college and career readiness."


We are committed to providing a safe and a nurturing learning environment with a positive growth mindset in the following ways: work together interdependently in collaborative teams, set high achievable standards for every student, building character by encouraging a positive school climate, and provide real world experiences that promote lifelong learning. 

Core Values:  

Respect, Integrity, Students first, Excellence (RISE)


RISE to the Occasion. Reach for the Future.

Equity Statement:

"It is the policy of the Lu Verne Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of age (for employment), race, creed, national origin, color, marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, religion, gender/sex, socio-economic status (for programs), gender identity or physical/mental disability in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator, Karen Sandberg, Director of Teaching and Learning, 405 Hanna Ave, Lu Verne, IA 50560, 515-882-3357, ksandberg@luverne.k12.ia.us"