Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Sophomore Arjun Ganga Attends World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

The spirit and determination of Rwanda’s people inspired a Valley student to research practices […]

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Andrew Ramirez and his dad, Juan Ramirez, build 3D shapes out of marshmallows and toothpicks at preschool math night Jan. 12 at Crestview.

Life in the WDMCS 01/20/15

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

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Hillside Art Teacher Named Outstanding Teacher

Pam Ballard, full time Hillside Elementary art teacher and Jordan Creek kindergarten art teacher, […]

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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

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Help Stop the Spread of the Flu

Reports of the flu are on the rise statewide as West Des Moines Community […]

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Poetry Trail Brings Culture to Halls of Valley High School

One Valley senior is not only looking to the future, but wants to leave […]

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Hillside first-grade ELL students unwrap Hershey kisses to put in the middle of their candy pretzels.

Life in the WDMCS 12/23/14

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

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Information for Staff

What's New

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Hillside Art Teacher Named Outstanding Teacher

Pam Ballard, full time Hillside Elementary art teacher and Jordan Creek kindergarten art teacher, […]

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Employee Wellness Program – Sign In Today!

The West Des Moines Community Schools wants to help keep our staff healthy. That […]

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WDMCS Teacher Helps Tell Local Holocaust Survivor’s Story

WDMCS Teacher Helps Tell Local Holocaust Survivor’s Story

Fred Lorber is a Holocaust survivor and Des Moines resident. His inspiring story was […]

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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

Arjun photo

Sophomore Arjun Ganga Attends World Food Prize Global Youth Institute

The spirit and determination of Rwanda’s people inspired a Valley student to research practices […]

Read more
Andrew Ramirez and his dad, Juan Ramirez, build 3D shapes out of marshmallows and toothpicks at preschool math night Jan. 12 at Crestview.

Life in the WDMCS 01/20/15

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

Read more