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Eat with Us this Summer!

WDMCS is working with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation, West Des Moines Human […]

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Registration is Open for Summer of Learning Programs

Are you wondering how you’re going to keep your kids busy this summer? We […]

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Made in the Shade: Helping Kids Keep Cool This Summer

As temperatures rise this summer, make sure you know the best ways to keep […]

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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

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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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Three elementary students smile for the camera while picking up their lunch trays.

Eat with Us this Summer!

WDMCS is working with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation, West Des Moines Human […]

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Two WDMCS Archers Qualify for International Competition

Valley High School sophomore Kyle Westhoff and fifth-grade Jordan Creek Elementary student Jack Rogers […]

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Information for Staff

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Provide Feedback on Iowa’s ESSA Plan

Adapted from information provided by the Iowa Department of Education. The second draft of […]

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Made in the Shade: Helping Kids Keep Cool This Summer

As temperatures rise this summer, make sure you know the best ways to keep […]

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Three elementary students smile for the camera while picking up their lunch trays.

Eat with Us this Summer!

WDMCS is working with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation, West Des Moines Human […]

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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

Three elementary students smile for the camera while picking up their lunch trays.

Eat with Us this Summer!

WDMCS is working with West Des Moines Parks and Recreation, West Des Moines Human […]

Read more
Graduation-Hat-rectangle

Congratulations to Our 2017 Graduates!

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

Read more