Message from Superintendent Pat Coen


Welcome to beautiful and historic Burlington, Iowa. 

Burlington Community School District is a progressive preschool through twelfth grade public school district that works tirelessly to provide a wide variety of opportunities for all students.

Our mission is to “Inspire and challenge students through diverse opportunities.” As Superintendent of BCSD, my vision is “Burlington Community School District strives to have a profoundly positive impact on each student’s adult quality of life brought about by students’ individual and collective educational experiences.” To do so, BCSD collaborates with higher education, community partnerships, families, and support agencies to best serve all children by bringing balance and alignment to education, our community, cultures, as well as geographical economies. BCSD offers outstanding college prep programming, while also providing excellent opportunities for students desiring to attend a two-year college, receive  post-secondary training, serve our country, or go directly into the workforce. 

Burlington Community School District offers fine arts, athletics, clubs, volunteer opportunities, apprenticeships, leadership development, as well as  safe, supportive and growth focused learning environments. BCSD is truly a terrific place to learn, teach, work, play, and develop lifelong friendships. Most importantly, Burlington is a great place to raise a family and be part of a welcoming opportunity based community.  

We, BCSD, are dedicated to our mission and vision as we will keep students first and always consider staff. Burlington Community School District looks forward to serving your children, our staff, your family and our community.

Please call Janet at 319-753-6791 extension 1403 to schedule an appointment to visit with us concerning your children's educational planning and supportive programming. 

Patrick M. Coen
Superintendent 
BCSD