our Schools & communities

Six towns all connected and unified.

The North Scott Area

The North Scott area offers some of the most reasonably priced and diverse housing in the state, and it continues to expand to accommodate growth. Neighborhoods are quiet and family-oriented. Civic groups, community organizations and a diverse offering of churches and houses of worship help foster community spirit. A low crime rate and access to outstanding education and healthcare facilities make for a community with an excellent quality of life for individuals, businesses and families.

Firmly entrenched in the rich history of rural Scott County, the North Scott School District consists of schools located in five communities.  The district’s administration center, high school and junior high, along with an elementary school are located in Eldridge. Elementary schools are also located in Donahue, Long Grove, Park View and Princeton.

North Scott is a recognized leader in educational excellence. Students, teachers and administrators continually receive state and national honors. Scores on standard achievement tests are consistently well above average. North Scott students also excel in extra-curricular activities, from speech and drama to music and athletics. Please visit the District’s website for more imformation.

Area Colleges


The programs at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges have been designed with students in mind. We’ve been a part of the community for more than three decades, and we plan on staying here because this is our home, too. By taking lifelong learning seriously, we provide a place for people to continue their education where they feel comfortable and accepted.


St. Ambrose has long been recognized as one of the Midwest’s best college and universities. We offer a diverse range of academic degrees and programs for undergraduate and graduate students and cater to full-time and part-time students as well as traditional and adult students. Courses are offered days, nights and weekends, on campus and abroad through our many study abroad opportunities.


Augustana is a private, selective college of the liberal arts and sciences, located on 115 wooded acres overlooking the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. Founded in 1860 by Swedish immigrants, Augustana is related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Student population is 2,200; student-faculty ratio is 13-to-one; average class size is fewer than 20 students.


Palmer offers a five year doctor of chiropractic degree, bachelor and master of science degrees, an associate of science in chiropractic technoology degree, certificate programs in chiropractic office assistant and chiropractic clinical assistant and the American Chropractic Registry of Radiology Technology certification.