Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

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Valley Jazz Orchestra Wins Iowa Jazz Championship

The Valley Jazz Orchestra won the 2014 Class 4A Iowa Jazz Championship during the [...]

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Valley Orchestra Directors Receive National Recognition

Valley orchestra directors Michele Senger and Phil Peters have been selected as NEH Summer [...]

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Welcome to West Des Moines Community School District

The West Des Moines Community School District serves more than 55,000 residents in the western portion of Polk County – West Des Moines and Clive, parts of Urbandale and Windsor Heights, and nearby rural areas.

For more than 100 years, the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) has been preparing learners for life. We are the ninth largest district in the state with more than 9,000 kindergarten through 12th grade students, approximately 1,200 employees and 14 schools.

Information for Students

What's New

Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at [...]

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ced_header_music_programs

Valley Jazz Orchestra Wins Iowa Jazz Championship

The Valley Jazz Orchestra won the 2014 Class 4A Iowa Jazz Championship during the [...]

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Indian Hills drama director Angela Youngers and members of the cast of the recent Indian Hills play “John Lennon and Me,” Liz Napier, Katie Derouin, Preston Hayes and Lauren Johnson, present $500 to Blank Children’s Hospital Director of Development Alissa McKinney.

Indian Hills Drama Students Give Back

The Indian Hills drama department recently presented the school play “John Lennon and Me,” [...]

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Information for Staff

What's New

Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at [...]

Read more
ced_header_music_programs

Valley Jazz Orchestra Wins Iowa Jazz Championship

The Valley Jazz Orchestra won the 2014 Class 4A Iowa Jazz Championship during the [...]

Read more
thumb-orchestra-senger-peters

Valley Orchestra Directors Receive National Recognition

Valley orchestra directors Michele Senger and Phil Peters have been selected as NEH Summer [...]

Read more

WDMCS Newcomers

About Our Schools

The West Des Moines Community School District serves more than 55,000 residents in the western portion of Polk County.

What's New

Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at [...]

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This month, some students at Crossroads Park Elementary had the unique opportunity to experiment with African drums.

Life in the WDMCS 4/7/14

Life in the WDMCS is a weekly feature that highlights what is happening at [...]

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