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Our School

Neil Armstong Elementary School staff work in partnership with family and community to provide all students with a foundation for life-long learning.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: (563) 359-8275 | Fax: (563) 359-5228

Breakfast Times: 8-8:25 a.m.
Student Day: 8:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Preschool: 8:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.


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Neil Armstrong Elementary is a balanced calendar, two-section school serving approximately 300 preschool through 5th grade students. Neil Armstrong's school year begins earlier and ends later than the rest of the district. We also have more breaks for students and optional intersession enrichment opportunities within the school year.

Our elementary curriculum emphasizes literacy, communication, reasoning, and problem solving. Other subjects, including physical education, health, art, and music, are taught to all students K-5. Orchestra is available to students as early as grade 4 and, band as early as grade 5.

The school offers a program dedicated to teaching a defined core of knowledge and skills in reading, math and science.

District Mission

Educational excellence is the foundation of the Bettendorf Community School District. Working in partnership with the family and community, we will instill and nurture in all students the knowledge, skills, creativity, and confidence to pursue their dreams and to succeed in a global society.

Neil Armstrong History

In 1973 the former Bettendorf junior high/middle school building on 23rd Street was remodeled and opened as school for 4th & 5th grade student. The name Neil Armstrong was chose by the first class entering the building in honor of astronaut Neil Armstrong.

In August 1997, Neil Armstrong Elementary School began a modified school year pilot program to help increase learning opportunities for students. Preparations for the switch to a new calendar began during 1994-95 school year. The biggest challenge was finding a way to pay for a chiller system to make it possible to educate students during hot summer months. Grants from the Scott County Regional Authority helped the district pay for installing an air conditioning system.

In 2007 Neil Armstrong Elementary School moved to a new building on Central Avenue, the site of the former Ray Stensvad Administration Center & Jackson Elementary School.