Middle Schools


Brody Middle School

2501 Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50321

Brody is an International Baccalaureate World School. Brody students are actively involved in a quality educational program to reach their fullest potential as inquiring, knowledgeable, compassionate, and caring learners within a global community.

Principal: Thomas Hoffman
P: 515-242-8443 | F: 515-323-8650 | E: brody@dmschools.org
Website: Brody Middle School
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Callanan Middle School

3010 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

Callanan Middle School is a diverse learning community where we strive for the learning in all classrooms to be engaging, thoughtful, motivating, and related to the world in which we live.

Principal: Dawn Stahly
P: 515-242-8101 | F: 515-242-8103 | E: callanan@dmschools.org
Website: Callanan Middle School
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Cowles Montessori School

6401 College Avenue, Windsor Heights, IA 50324

Located in the community of Windsor Heights, Cowles is Iowa's only public Montessori school, serving students in preschool through 8th grade.

Principal: Gregory Grylls
P: 515-242-7818 | F: 515-279-2502 | E: cowles@dmschools.org
Website: Cowles Montessori School
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Goodrell Middle School

Goodrell Middle School

3300 E. 29th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

Goodrell Middle School is a choice school which offers the International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Program designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in an ever-changing world.

Principal: Peter Le Blanc
P: 515-242-8444 | F: 515-323-8651 | E: goodrell@dmschools.org
Website: Goodrell Middle School
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Harding Middle School

Harding Middle School

203 East Euclid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

At Warren G. Harding Middle School, our focus is educating students to make a positive difference in their community (school, city and beyond). Our schedule devotes a majority of the students’ day to rigorous learning opportunities in literacy, math and science concepts and skills. WGHMS believes in the importance of developing a positive peer culture. Our student leadership group, the Wolf Pack, is an avenue for students to develop their leadership skills in the building and to participate in a wide range of community service projects.

Principal: Joy Linquist
P: 515-242-8445 | F: 515-323-8652 | E: harding@dmschools.org
Website: Harding Middle School
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Hiatt Middle School

1430 East University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50316

Amos Hiatt Middle School has a rich tradition as a community school. We strive to provide a quality education with high expectations for teaching and learning, dedicated to the safety, social and emotional well being of all.

Principal: Dr. Deborah Chapman
P: 515-242-7774 | F: 515-266-6390 | E: hiatt@dmschools.org
Website: Hiatt Middle School
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Hoyt Middle School

Hoyt Middle School

2700 East 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

Hoyt Middle School is located on the far east side of Des Moines and has been proudly serving a diverse population of students for 40 years. Each day we work to engage our students in a secure and supportive learning environment where they can achieve their highest potential and accept responsibility for their learning.

Principal: Deb Markert
P: 515-242-8446 | F: 515-323-8654 | E: hoyt@dmschools.org
Website: Hoyt Middle School
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McCombs 2683

McCombs Middle School

201 County Line Road, Des Moines, IA 50320

Located on the far south side of Des Moines, McCombs Middle School serves both Polk and Warren counties. McCombs’ motto - “Everyone Expecting Excellence Everyday” - is reflected in all that happens at the school. The staff and administration strive to provide a safe, caring environment in which all students attain the skills needed to become successful citizens of 21st Century society.

Principal: Nancy Croy
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-323-8655 | E: mccombs@dmschools.org
Website: McCombs Middle School
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Meredith Middle School

4827 Madison Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

Meredith Middle School’s school community is proud and positive, academically accountable, welcoming of diversity, and socially responsible and respectful. Meredith is an International Baccalaureate World School.

Principal: David Johns
P: 515-242-7250 | F: 515-242-8291 | E: meredith@dmschools.org
Website: Meredith Middle School
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Merrill Middle School

5301 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

Merrill Middle School offers the International Baccalaureate - Middle Years Program to foster an educational environment where all students are provided with diverse and challenging opportunities, empowering them to become life-long learners and active citizens in their democracy and in the global community.

Principal: Alex Hanna
P: 515-242-8448 | F: 515-323-8656 | E: merrill@dmschools.org
Website: Merrill Middle School
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Weeks Middle School

901 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315

Weeks Middle School is located on the south side of Des Moines and welcomes all students and families to be a part of our positive and meaningful learning experiences. We will meet your child’s needs; accelerating them as needed and supporting them as needed.

Principal: Audrey Rieken
P: 515-242-8449 | F: 515-323-8657 | E: weeks@dmschools.org
Website: Weeks Middle School
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