What's New

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Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 678 students will graduate from […]

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Register for 2017-18 Transportation

The WDMCS transportation department encourages families to register for 2017-18 transportation services and reserve […]

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Seeking Your Input About Special Education Services

The WDMCS is working with the Iowa Department of Education to gather your feedback […]

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Welcome to the West Des Moines Community Schools

The West Des Moines Community Schools 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

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Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 678 students will graduate from […]

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Children Exiting a School Bus

Register for 2017-18 Transportation

The WDMCS transportation department encourages families to register for 2017-18 transportation services and reserve […]

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Making it a Great Day with High-Five Fridays

How do you start your day? At Indian Hills Junior High, teachers welcome students […]

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Information for Parents

What's New

Graduation-Hat-rectangle

Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 678 students will graduate from […]

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Children Exiting a School Bus

Register for 2017-18 Transportation

The WDMCS transportation department encourages families to register for 2017-18 transportation services and reserve […]

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Thirteen Resources for Talking About “13 Reasons Why”

Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” based on the young adult novel by Jay Asher, […]

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Information for Staff

What's New

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Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 678 students will graduate from […]

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WDMCS Earns 32nd Excellence in Financial Reporting Award

The district has received its 32nd consecutive Association of School Business Officials International’s (ASBO) […]

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Valley Senior T.J. Foley’s Nonprofit Fills Global Gaps

Like many high school seniors, Valley High School student T.J. Foley is getting ready […]

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WDMCS Newcomers

About Our Schools

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

What's New

Graduation-Hat-rectangle

Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 678 students will graduate from […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Five Tips to Help You Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

Our kindergarten teachers welcome young learners to school each fall and share with parents […]

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