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Brennan, Poole, Wells Elected to School Board

Incumbents Elizabeth Brennan and Vicky Poole, Ed.D., and Jennifer Wells were elected to three […]

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WDMCS Superintendent Response to DACA Repeal

In the West Des Moines Community Schools, our mission is to graduate students who […]

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Focused on Student Wellness in the WDMCS

The West Des Moines Community Schools is making student health and wellness a top […]

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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

What's New

A student looking away as her hair is blown in her face

WDMCS Superintendent Response to DACA Repeal

In the West Des Moines Community Schools, our mission is to graduate students who […]

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School Board Election Sept. 12

School board elections will be held this year on Tuesday, Sept. 12. There will be […]

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A group of students at a lunch table

Focused on Student Wellness in the WDMCS

The West Des Moines Community Schools is making student health and wellness a top […]

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Information for Parents

What's New

Welcome Back message featured image. Image: The district logo is on the left. A headshot of Superintendent Lisa Remy in an orange blazer is on the right. Below, there is a light blue stripe behind text. Text: Welcome Back!

Welcome! A Message from the Superintendent

The beginning of a new school year is one of my favorite times of […]

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A boy holds a sign that says Vote!

School Board Election Sept. 12

School board elections will be held this year on Tuesday, Sept. 12. There will be […]

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Homecoming 2017: Sept. 11-16

Homecoming 2017 festivities start next week and include activities for our schools, WDMCS families, […]

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Information for Staff

What's New

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Demo Teacher Spotlight

Meet Gretchen Fackler, this year’s Demonstration Teacher Coordinator. You should already be familiar with […]

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A boy holds a sign that says Vote!

School Board Election Sept. 12

School board elections will be held this year on Tuesday, Sept. 12. There will be […]

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A Valley float in the Homecoming Parade

Homecoming 2017: Sept. 11-16

Homecoming 2017 festivities start next week and include activities for our schools, WDMCS families, […]

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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

A boy holds a sign that says Vote!

School Board Election Sept. 12

School board elections will be held this year on Tuesday, Sept. 12. There will be […]

Read more
Welcome Back message featured image. Image: The district logo is on the left. A headshot of Superintendent Lisa Remy in an orange blazer is on the right. Below, there is a light blue stripe behind text. Text: Welcome Back!

Welcome! A Message from the Superintendent

The beginning of a new school year is one of my favorite times of […]

Read more