Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Q&A: Bird Named Outstanding Business Educator in Iowa

Valley High School business teacher and instructional coach Sarah Bird has been named Outstanding […]

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Summer of Learning Registration is Open

Are you ready for a change of seasons? It’s time to look ahead to […]

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Third-grade students playing a circle game in Ruth Dorr’s music classes at Crestview Elementary.

Life in the WDMCS 03/09/15

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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

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New Tech Learner Applications for Junior Highs Now Available!

New Tech is coming to our junior high schools next year and our current […]

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Jordan Creek students enjoyed the outdoors while sledding during physical education class. Sixth-grader Catie Johnson gives Ellie Greenspon and Lexi Ohringer a push down the hill.

Life in the WDMCS 02/17/15

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

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27 Student-Athletes Participate in National Signing Day

Congratulations to the 27 student-athletes from Valley High School who participated in National Signing Day […]

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Information for Staff

What's New

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Q&A: Bird Named Outstanding Business Educator in Iowa

Valley High School business teacher and instructional coach Sarah Bird has been named Outstanding […]

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This Thing 1 and Thing 2 pair were true doppelgangers with their blue wigs.

Life in the WDMCS 03/23/15

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

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Counselors Play Key Role in Students’ Lives

School counselors offer a wide range of services beyond helping students choose classes and […]

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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

Sarah Bird_3

Q&A: Bird Named Outstanding Business Educator in Iowa

Valley High School business teacher and instructional coach Sarah Bird has been named Outstanding […]

Read more
summer_of_learning_website_feature

Summer of Learning Registration is Open

Are you ready for a change of seasons? It’s time to look ahead to […]

Read more