Valley High School Construction Updates

  • Valley High School Construction Projects

    Valley High School (VHS) is located in West Des Moines, a suburb of Des Moines with approximately 69,000 residents. VHS is a three-year comprehensive high school with approximately 2,100 students. It emphasizes the Four A’s of education: Academics, Activities, Arts, and Athletics. The four A’s system is designed to give students a wide range of experiences and knowledge while in high school. Valley strives to provide students with a high-quality education that includes exciting and unique opportunities and challenges that will stretch their minds and abilities. A Parent-Teacher Organization and active athletic, music, debate, theater, and drama booster clubs support our students.

    Project List

    • Add secure vestibule at main north entry
    • Replace doors
    • Replace flooring
    • Replace ceilings
    • Renovate 1600 classrooms
    • Renovate band rooms
    • Renovate elevator cab
    • Renovate pool
    • Renovate restrooms (PAC)
    • Renovate server and café V
    • Replace windows
    • Replace restroom partitions
    • Replace PAC flooring
    • Renovate classrooms
    • Replace interior and exterior lighting with LED
    • Replace fire alarm panel
    • Add lightening protection
    • Replace power panels
    • Replace pool HVAC
    • Tuckpointing
    • Repair and replace concrete
    • Add cooling at IDF
    • Upgrade intercom
    • Replace sound systems
    • Extend wireless clock system
    • Replace AHU 5
    • Replace cooling tower
    • Replace fieldhouse AHUs 

Fairmeadows – Exterior Improvements

Valley Secure Entry

Valley Scoreboards

  • Address 

    3650 Woodland Ave.
    West Des Moines, IA 50265-2053


    PHONE:  515-633-4000
    FAX: 515-633-4099 

    School Times

    HOURS: 8:20 a.m.-3:20 p.m..
    COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesday 8:20 a.m.-2:35 p.m.

    Grades Served



    David Maxwell, principal
    Shannon Campbell, associate principal
    Jeff Grassmeyer, Ph.D., associate principal
    Joshua Griffith, associate principal
    Megan Thomsen, associate principal