Hard Surface Road Information

West Lyon will use “hard surfaces only bus routes” if needed for possible weather-related travel beginning March 11th and continuing the rest of this school year.  If you have questions please be sure to contact your bus driver or the district office at 712-753-4917.  Click the following links for more detailed information.
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West Lyon has the following openings for the 2019-20 school year:
- Wrestling Cheer Advisor  
- Basketball Cheer Advisor
- Co-director of Fall HS Musical  
- JH Girls Basketball Coach
- 9th Baseball (for 2019 season)
If interested, contact Jeremy Childress:

Welcome to West Lyon Community School District

West Lyon Community School District is located in the far northwest corner of Lyon County, Iowa; the Minnesota state line provides the northern border of the district as does the South Dakota state line on the west. Ours was one of the first districts in the region to consolidate in 1964, uniting four small, rural towns--- Alvord (pop. 200), Lester (pop. 400), Larchwood (pop. 800), and Inwood (pop. 900)---into one school centered community. Including the many farms in our district, West Lyon currently serves a student population of 952 in grades PreK-12.School Bus

As a largely rural population, most of our parents earn a living as farmers or in an agricultural related business. However, additional employment opportunities for students and parents are available in nearby Sioux Falls, SD, which also affords us the conveniences of city shopping and entertainment. Our position at the juncture of 3 states provides students a variety of post secondary education options, including three universities, three colleges, and three community colleges, all within a 60 mile radius of West Lyon.
The district’s philosophy of education---dedicated to opportunity, community, and excellence--- is as follows:

The West Lyon Community School District shall be committed to the service of the students entrusted to its auspices.  The District shall strive for the fullest development and maturation of each child.

However, it must be recognized that the school system is not the only institution that plays a vital role in the growth and development of young people.  For example, the home, churches, law enforcement agencies, social and welfare institutions, and community leaders also possess major responsibilities.

We take pride in educating our students with the highest regard for academic rigor and instilling positive values in each child. It is our mission to ensure our students can be productive, positive members of our society.


The West Lyon Community School District provides equal education and employment opportunities and will not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, creed, marital status or disability. The West Lyon Community School District shall take affirmative action in recruitment of women and men, minorities and the disabled. Inquiries regarding compliance with equal educational or employment opportunities and/or affirmative action shall be directed to West Lyon Community Schools, 1787 Iowa 182nd Street, Inwood, IA  51240


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