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Kellerton, Ringgold County, Iowa

Grand Valley Community School, Kellerton, 1960

The three-story (plus basement) brick school, Kellerton's third school house, was constructed in 1915. A gynmasium was built in the summer of 1952. In 1960, Kellerton and Grand River consolidated to create Grand Valley Community School District in time for the opening of the 1960-61 school year in the fall.

Grand Valley Community School was dissolved with the Class of 1992 as the last graduating class. For a while, elementary students attended class in the building until 1996. Final deposition of the property was conducted in the fall of 1998. Upon Grand Valley's closing, there was a proposal to convert the school building into a safe house for abused women, among other things. Of the main concern was the ability to provide proper security should such a transformation take place. Ultimately, it was decided to demolish both schoolhouses instead of allowing the buildings to deteriorate and fall into a state of decline and decay.

The gym at the Kellerton school grounds serves as a community center [former shop and voc ag rooms]. The one-roomed school house, formerly the Foland School n.e. of Grand River then GV's music room, was moved uptown. It was returned to the school grounds in 2001. It now serves as a museum for Kellerton Public School, Grand Valley Community School and the town of Kellerton, Iowa.

  • Grand Valley Community School
        A Concise History
  • Grand Valley Community School
        1951 - 1960
  • Kellerton High School Alumni
        1898 - 1960
  • Grand River High School Alumni
        1895 - 1960 (off-site)
  • Grand Valley School District Alumni
        1961 - 1992
  • GV's Final Bell
  • Grand Valley Community School Year Books
    Courtesy of GV Museum

    1960-1961   Class of 1961   Jr. Class Athletics
       FFA Officers  
    1961-1962   Administration   Class of 1962   Class Photos
       Athletics   Organizations   GV Snapshots
        Senior Scrapbook  
      Girls Quartet
      Linda (Nichols) Burton's
      Autograph Book
      Class of 1965
    1966-1967   Administration   Class of 1967   Class Photos
        Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        FFA Award  
    1967-1968   Class of 1968   2nd Grade  
    1968-1969   Administration   Class of 1969   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        GV Snaphots  
    1969-1970   Administration   Class of 1970   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Girls' Basketball
        Organizations  GV Snapshots  1969 Band Queens
    1970-1971   Administration   Class of 1971   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
    1971-1972   Administration   Class of 1972   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        GV Snapshots  
    1972-1973   Administration   Class of 1973   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
       GV Snapshots   Advertising 
    1973-1974   Administration   Class of 1974   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
       GV Snapshots  
    1974-1975   Administration   Class of 1975   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
    1975-1976   Administration   Class of 1976   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        GV Snapshots  
    1976-1977   Class of 1977  
    1977-1978   Class of 1978  
    1978-1979   Class of 1979  1st Grade 
    1979-1980   Administration   Class of 1980   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
    1980-1981   Class of 1981   FFA Trip   State FHA Conf.
    1981-1982   Administration   Class of 1982   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        FHA Conf.  
    1982-1983   Class of 1983   
    1983-1984   Class of 1984   6th Grade  
    1984-1985   Administration   Class of 1985   Senior Composite
       Class Photos   Homecoming   Athletics
      State FHA
      GV Snapshots
    1985-1986   Administration   Class of 1986   Class Photos
        Homecoming   Athletics
      JrHi Basketball
      GV Snapshots  
    1986-1987   Administration   Class of 1987   Class Photos
       Honor Roll  Homecoming   Athletics
        GV Baseball   Organizations   GV Snapshots
    1987-1988   Class of 1988   GV Volleyball    Prom Servers
    1988-1989   Administration   Class of 1989   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        GV Snapshots  Kindergarten   FHA Trip
    1989-1990   Administration   Class of 1990   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        GV Snapshots  
    1990-1991   Administration   Class of 1991   Class Photos
       Homecoming   Athletics   Organizations
        GV Snapshots
      Ryan Bullock
    1991-92   Administration
      Class of 1992
       Class Photos   Homecoming   Athletics
       Organizations  GV Snapshots 
    1993   Elementary Class
      Future Class of

    Grand Valley's Final Bell, 1992


    Grand Valley High School Class Reunions:
  • Class of 1961:
        50th May, 2011
  • Class of 1962:
        25th Reunion, 1987
        50th Reunion, May of 2012
        55th Reunion, June 25, 2017
  • Class of 1963:
       50th Reunion, May 25, 2013
  • Class of 1966:
        20th Reunion
  • Class of 1970:
         40th Reunion, June 5, 2010
  • Class of 1972:
         45th Reunion, June 28, 2017
  • Class of 1979:
         30th Reunion, July 18, 2009
  • Class of 1987:
         21st Reunion
  • Class of 1990:
        25th Reunion, May 23, 2015
  • Class of 1991:
  • GV Alumni Banquet:   1st Alumni Banquet 1965

          2006   2007   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016   2017

  • Grand Valley Building Fund, 2006

  • GV Museum (a.k.a. Foland School) Returns to Former Schoolgrounds 2011
        GV Museum/Foland School Newsletter: July 2014

    F.F.A. Test Plot, Kellerton
    Photograph courtesy of Sharon R. Becker


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