Our Philosophy
We, the Manson Northwest Webster Community School District, believe our goal is to foster a community of caring, cooperative, and involved citizens. To serve this community, we will establish a safe, disciplined environment, providing a positive place to learn.

We believe in creating an environment that will nurture acceptance and respect of others and self. Each individual in the school community will have the opportunity to grow in self-esteem and self-confidence. The opportunity will be provided to develop a strong character which will enable each student to make moral, professional, and intellectual decisions.

We believe the educational process must provide opportunities which encourage its citizens to become life-long learners. These citizens will demonstrate and communicate knowledge which leads to insightful problem solving.

We believe that education must be progressive and flexible in order to meet our changing needs. Adherence to these beliefs will provide direction the people of our district, allowing them a vision for the future.

Make this year out of this world

Art by Josh Anderson, used with permission

Student enrollment
(as of 11/30/2018):
  In Manson (7-12): 343
  In Barnum (Preschool-6): 477
Iowa School Report Card
2017 Financial Report Card
Community Report 2018
School district map

MNW Central Office
1030 Main Street
P.O. Box 387
Manson, IA  50563

MNW Junior/Senior High
1601 15th Street
Manson, IA  50563

MNW Elementary
303 Pierce Street 
Barnum, IA  50581

North Central Consortium School
1760 Johnson Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA  50501