Johnston Community Education090

A partnership between the Johnston Community School District and City of Johnston, aimed to provide educational, enriching, and athletic opportunities for all community members. Community Education offers affordable enrichment, fitness, and sport classes for youths and adults – in addition to before and after child care at the elementary (K-5), preschool for ages 2-3, and aquatic programs.


Our mission is to strengthen the understanding and cooperation among our home, our school, and our community by developing and strengthening the total environment and resources of our school and community.


  • Learning is a life long process.
  • Johnston Community Education speaks to the needs of people of all ages within the community, developing and improving it, and utilizing all available resources.
  • Johnston Community Education is a community process to assist in drawing the community together in identifying and fulfilling the needs and wants of the community.

Message from Director Scott Kruthoff

Welcome to Johnston Community Education’s website! Located in the Johnston Community School District, we serve a population of more than 40,000 community members of all ages. We are committed to supporting individuals and families through programs and services.

JCE is located in the Community Education Center at 6510 NW 62nd Ave, in Johnston, Iowa. Johnston is a growing suburban community northwest of Iowa’s capital – Des Moines.

The JCE staff work diligently to provide community members with educational and enriching experiences. Our team is committed to working with our community members in order to provide them with the very best opportunities. We are constantly looking for ways to improve to best meet the needs of our community.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with all that Johnston Community Education has to offer. Call the JCE office at 515-278-0552 with any questions, ideas, or to learn more about community education.


Scott Kruthoff