Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

What's New

The Blue and Gold Award, for the Valley High School website.

WDMCS Earns School Public Relations Awards

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) earned the Blue and Gold Award for […]

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Board Approves New 2015-16 Calendar, Aug. 24 Start Date

The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year will be Monday, Aug. […]

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Life in the WDMCS 4/13/15

Life in the WDMCS 4/13/15

Clive Elementary Clive Elementary kindergarten students plant sunflower seeds for a science unit every spring. […]

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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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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

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

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Information for Staff

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 […]

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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

The Blue and Gold Award, for the Valley High School website.

WDMCS Earns School Public Relations Awards

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) earned the Blue and Gold Award for […]

Read more
Calendar2015-image

Board Approves New 2015-16 Calendar, Aug. 24 Start Date

The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year will be Monday, Aug. […]

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