The West Des Moines Community Schools is pleased to announce that David Maxwell has been …
A new visitor check-in system — Raptor — will be integrated districtwide Wednesday, Jan. 17. The …
West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education plans to vote on the following …
Valley Southwoods Personalized Learning Plan (PLP)/Registration Parent Meetings
Valley Southwoods Freshman High School
Second-Year Teachers and Mentors Meeting
Learning Resource Center, Fairmeadows Room
Substance Abuse Prevention Community Coalition (SAPCC) Meeting
Learning Resource Center, Valley Conference Room
Information for Students
From the iPhone X to smart home devices, the world is filled with advancing technology. …
More than 50 students from Valley High School, Walnut Creek Campus, and Valley Southwoods Freshman …
Information for Parents
The WDMCS Board of Education approved a calendar for the 2018-19 school year at its …
New visitor check-in system Raptor will be integrated districtwide in January 2018. Several WDMCS buildings …
Information for Staff
Valley High School has an incredible career opportunity for someone to join the WDMCS team …
Learn effective use of evidence-based instructional practices and strategies to increase student achievement.
Tiger Cubs Preschool registration for the 2018-19 school starts on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.
Welcome to West Des Moines Community Schools
West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) has been inspiring joy in learning for more than 100 years. We are a caring community that knows every child as an individual and offers them a place to belong. With approximately 9,000 students, around 1,200 employees, and 13 schools, we can provide each student with the opportunities and resources they need to succeed.
The West Des Moines Community Schools serves more than 55,000 Iowa residents in West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Waukee, and Des Moines. Covering 36.6 square miles, the district developed around a former railroad center, Valley Junction, and is part of a vibrant suburban area directly bordering Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa. A public school district accredited by the Iowa Department of Education, the WDMCS is the 11th-largest district in the state.