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Welcome Back to WDMCS: Information, Updates for 2018-19 School Year

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WDMCS Welcomes Four New School Administrators

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WDMCS Board Explores Options for Facilities, Impacting All Schools

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Innovative spirit. Inspiring success.

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Events

  • Thespian Retreat

    Boone YMCA

  • Valley Show Choir Choreography (Aug. 19-26)

    Valley High School - 1728-Ensemble/Dance Room

  • Thespian Retreat

    Boone YMCA

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Students Fees Set for 2018-19

The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education unanimously approved students fees for 2018-19, with no changes to student fees from the 2017-18 year. The …

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About Our Schools

The West Des Moines Community School District serves more than 55,000 residents in the western portion of Polk County.

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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.