Located in the Quad City Metropolitan area of eastern Iowa, the Pleasant Valley Community School District serves the education needs of approximately 4,500 students in preschool through twelfth grade. The district has five K-6 elementary schools, one 7-8 junior high, and one 9-12 high school. All buildings are air-conditioned and equipped with state of the art technology. The district was organized in 1962 and encompasses 44 square miles of eastern Scott County including the towns of LeClaire, Panorama Park, Riverdale, the village of Pleasant Valley and over one half of the City of Bettendorf. Within its borders is found a rich blend of urban, rural, suburban and small town living. The economic makeup of the district includes some of the richest farmland in the nation in concert with exceptional commercial and industrial enterprises. The school district serves as the focal point for the total community since it is the one institution that cuts across the political, social, and economic boundaries and boundaries and provides a common interest. As a result, community involvement in education is high at all levels.