Office of the Superintendent

Options and Opportunities for a Great Education

Many of the administrative offices for Des Moines Public Schools, including the Superintendent, are located at 2100 Fleur.

Many of the administrative offices for Des Moines Public Schools, including the Superintendent, are located at 2100 Fleur.

Public schools used to provide a one-size-fits-all education. Not anymore, and not in Des Moines.

Des Moines Public Schools offers more educational opportunities than any place in Iowa. We have the state’s top-ranked Advanced Placement program. We are home to nationally recognized career and technical courses. We have the only International Baccalaureate schools in Iowa as well as the only public Montessori school.

And on top of that, we are home to the state’s largest one-to-one computer laptop school, the nationally-renowned Downtown School, traditional schools, and year-round schools.

When the choices were limited the message was simpler. But the more we have to offer in curricula and campuses, the more important it is that we help people understand these options and the opportunities they provide for a great education.

And so after a decade of school renovations, we have renovated our website to help show people around the district. We hope you’ll stop by dmschools.org often to see what’s new at Des Moines Public Schools.

Superintendent

Thomas Ahart, Ed.D

Address: 2100 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
P: 515-242-7766 | F: 515-242-7679 | E: superintendent@dmschools.org