Educating and Serving the Complete Student
Des Moines Public Schools is a partner in the Coalition for Community Schools. DMPS Community Schools exist to build meaningful partnerships between families, schools, and the community leading to improved student learning, thriving families and vibrant Des Moines neighborhoods.
The guiding principles of Community Schools are to create, strengthen, and expand the bridge between the school and the community. Community schools are built on four pillars:
- integrated student supports
- out of school time learning and opportunities
- family and community engagement
- collaborative leadership and practice
Community Schools are one more way DMPS is becoming the model for urban education in the United States.