Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Walnut Creek students spent the day in conjunction with the City of Clive cleaning up green spaces and planting trees.

Students Give Back on Earth Day

Students around the district spent Earth Day beautifying their own little spot in the [...]

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Life in the WDMCS 4/21/14

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

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Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

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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

Walnut Creek students spent the day in conjunction with the City of Clive cleaning up green spaces and planting trees.

Students Give Back on Earth Day

Students around the district spent Earth Day beautifying their own little spot in the [...]

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Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

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

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Valley Jazz Orchestra Wins Iowa Jazz Championship

The Valley Jazz Orchestra won the 2014 Class 4A Iowa Jazz Championship during the [...]

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Information for Staff

What's New

Community Honors Retirees, Long-Time Employees May 8

Community Honors Retirees, Long-Time Employees May 8

For more than 30 years, the community all-volunteer Staff Recognition Committee has organized a [...]

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Life in the WDMCS 4/21/14

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

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Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

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

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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

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Life in the WDMCS 4/21/14

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

Read more
Jordan Creek second graders Drew Swanson and Mason Stevermer study how a plant grows during a recent unit.

Life in the WDMCS 4/14/14

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

Read more