West Des Moines Schools

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GreatSchools Rating: 8 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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Recent Reviews

Valley Southwoods

This school is supposed to create an easier transition into high school for oncoming st...

Posted 21 days ago

Montessori Children's House

I highly recommend this school. The teachers are fantastic and the admin staff do a gr...

Posted 29 days ago

Phenix Elementary Early Childhood Center

Very sad to see this school close. The teacher my son had for preschool was amazing. He...

Posted 30 days ago

What's it like to live in West Des Moines?

West Des MoinesIowaU.S.
Median household income $66,930 $48,978 $50,935
Median home price $165,900 $110,700 $152,300
Cost of living (% of national avg)97% 89% 100%
Unemployment 6% 6% 9%
Violent crime index (1 is lowest)344
Days per year with some sun: 200
Days per year with some precipitation: 108
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Source: Sperling's Best Places
Population: 56,609
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