From Olympic gold medalists to award-winning authors, the West Des Moines Community Schools has a history of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Former students such as Olympian Shawn Johnson, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” author Peter Hedges, Motown artist Carrie McDowell-Hodge, and American Idol contestant Katelyn Epperly provide our students true success stories they can look to and know they can also reach for the stars.

Hall of Honor

The Valley High School Hall of Honor was established to recognize outstanding alumni, retired staff, and community leaders who, through achievements, leadership, and character, are positive role models for the student body of the West Des Moines Community Schools. These individuals have specifically dedicated their time and made significant contributions to the Valley High School community.

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Alumni Connections

The VHS Reunions website is run by Valley High School alumni. Find classmates, attend reunions, and stay connected with your WDMCS family.

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