Life at West Des Moines Community Schools

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Roland Clouse, Anne Buchholz, and Rylann Abbas learn about conductors, insulators, and circuits at Clive Elementary.

Life in the WDMCS 03/02/15

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

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March Menu

Click March Menu and then choose your child’s school to view breakfast and lunch […]

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National School Breakfast Week Contest

West Des Moines Nutrition Department will be holding a contest to celebrate National School […]

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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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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

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Public Hearings Monday, Feb. 23 on Two Proposed School Calendars

The West Des Moines Community Schools Board of Education will hold its next workshop […]

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Tjeerdsma is Teacher of the Year Finalist

A goal to see all students succeed drives the Crossroads Park educator chosen for […]

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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

Roland Clouse, Anne Buchholz, and Rylann Abbas learn about conductors, insulators, and circuits at Clive Elementary.

Life in the WDMCS 03/02/15

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

Read more
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 […]

Read more