Hastings has several elementary schools. The largest public elementary is Longfellow. Others are Hawthorne, Watson, Alcott, Morton, and Lincoln. Zion Lutheran serves students in grades K-8. There is a middle school that opened in the fall of 2008. The high schools are Hastings High School (public) Athletics Class B and St. Cecilia's (Catholic) Athletics class C-1. Just outside town is Adams Central Junior-Senior High School (public rural) Athletics Class C.
Hastings College is a private liberal arts college founded in 1882. Central Community College, a 2-year technical college, began serving students in 1966 and occupies the site of the old Naval Ammunition Depot.
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