District Summary Ratings

Many of the schools in this district are rated average in school quality.

Top 5 Schools in This District
These are some of the top-rated public schools in West Des Moines Community School District based on a variety of measures, including academic performance and equity. Find out more about GreatSchools ratings.
College Success Award
These are some of the best public high schools in West des moines community school district at preparing students for success in college. The College Success Award recognizes schools that do an exemplary job getting students to enroll in and stick with college, including those that excel at serving students from low-income families.
District Student Progress

A larger number of schools in this district have students who are making more academic progress than their peers at other schools in the state.

Academic Summary
Is this district offering opportunity for all its students, or leaving some kids behind? Successful districts are working to close the achievement gap.

Advanced Courses
Rigorous courses can help students prepare for and get into college, including coursework in STEM subjects. Find out more.
Parent Tip
Many successful high school students end up in remedial math courses in college. Is your student prepared for college-level math? Ask this district how they ensure students are well-prepared.

Student Demographics
Schools that create a positive culture help all students thrive. See how.

Teachers & Staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.

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District Finances
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District decisions about how to spend money impact your child’s schooling. Here’s how parents can have an influence.

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Reviews From Schools in West Des Moines Community School District
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Current student
December 12, 2021
Safe, good teachers, very diverse courses available, many extracurriculars.
Review for Valley High School
Parent / Guardian
August 28, 2021
We love this school my boys have been going here for three years. Very caring staff and principal! My kids also learn a lot and they care to help them!
Other (school staff, family member, recent alum, etc)
February 12, 2021
We moved into the Westridge area from another district in central Iowa and it was a great experience. We've been here 4-5 years. ................ SOCIALLY: My oldest was in 1st grade and was welcomed... More