A graduating student's back of his graduation cap

Congratulations to Our 2019 Graduates!

The West Des Moines Community Schools proudly announces that 686 students will graduate from the district this year. Valley High School will graduate 596 seniors with regular diplomas and 6 with Certificates of Attendance (foreign exchange students). Walnut Creek Campus will graduate 84 students.

Graduation Dates and Times

Walnut Creek Campus Commencement
Thursday, May 23, at 7 p.m.
Staplin Performing Arts Center at Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines

Valley High School Commencement
Sunday, May 26, at 12:30 p.m.
Drake Knapp Center
2601 Forest Ave., Des Moines

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Last Day of School

Thursday, May 23, will be the last day of school for seniors at Valley High School and Walnut Creek Campus.

Seniors Come Home

Students who attended a West Des Moines Community Schools elementary are invited back for Seniors Come Home on Wednesday, May 22. Here are the start times of events at each school:

  • Clive Learning Academy: 2:45 p.m.
  • Crestview School of Inquiry: 3:15 p.m.
  • Crossroads Park: 3 p.m.
  • Fairmeadows: 3 p.m.
  • Hillside: 2:45 p.m.
  • Jordan Creek: 2:20 p.m.
  • Western Hills: 2:20 p.m.
  • Westridge: 3:15 p.m.