Des Moines Independent Comm School District

Know your school choice options in Iowa.

In Iowa your child can attend any school in the district (called intradistrict choice) or outside the district (interdistrict choice). Charter schools are also an option.

Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, students attending a Title I school designated as "in need of improvement" have the right to attend a higher performing school in the district.
GreatSchools Rating: 2 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
This district's rating is based on its schools' test results; 10 is best.
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901 Walnut St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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PH: (515) 242-7911
yellow arrow Grades PK, 1-12
yellow arrow 33,091 students
yellow arrow 62 schools
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Cattell Elementary School

My daughter switched to Cattell 2yrs ago from Willard and I couldn't be happier.. The t...

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Jefferson Elementary School

This is the BEST school in Des Moines, hand down! I put my middle child's name on the ...

Posted 6 days ago

Phillips Elementary School

Phillips is one of the best schools in Des Moines. I am a teacher and have taught at on...

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