All eight of West Des Moines Community Schools’ elementary buildings are currently or soon will …
West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) continues to expand its preschool opportunities with a goal …
Information for Students
Information for Parents
The West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS) Board of Education unanimously approved students fees for …
Information for Staff
See photos from the 2018 retiree luncheon and Staff Recognition Reception on our WDMCS Flickr!
We are excited to invite West Des Moines Community Schools’ staff to showcase artwork in …
Is there someone in WDMCS who has been a source of inspiration and encouragement to …
Stay informed about the WDMCS Facilities Master Plan process.
Are you wondering how you’re going to keep your kids busy this summer? We have …
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.