Northstar Principal

Northstar Elementary
407 W. Larson
P: 641-842-6527
P: 641-842-6528
F: 641-828-8052

John Keitges

Administrative Assistant:
Lesa Crawford

Guidance Counselor:
Devin Hamilton

  • Monday AM opportunities  for students (late starts each Monday for Teacher Professional Development)
  • The Back Pack Buddies Program (Kindergarten – 5th grade) will continue through the end of the school year. This year 50 students will be participating in the program.  This program is a partnership with The Food Bank of Iowa, Knoxville Hospital and Clinics and the Knoxville Schools. Email for more information.
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Welcome to Northstar Elementary!
Our vision at Northstar is:  Meeting the needs of all who enter.

Northstar Elementary has over 500 students in grades second through fifth. Our class size is typically 22-25 students per classroom with a hard-working and outstanding staff.

Northstar highly encourages parent participation.  Working together as a team, student-teacher-school, is very powerful.  At all times, please feel free to talk and work with your child’s teacher(s), the guidance counselor, and myself to help your child achieve their personal best.  We ask that you give your children experiences and chances to learn at home, as well as to read with them and show your interest/excitement in their learning. At Northstar Elementary, we strive to instill a desire for doing our best and becoming life-long learners.  As educators, we realize the value of being life-long learners ourselves. The staff has been highly trained in literacy and mathematics and will continue to look for ways to further expand our knowledge about teaching all children.

Be Positive, Be Yourself, and Dream Big,

John Keitges, Principal
Twitter: @MrKeitges