Come Here. Become Here.
For nearly 120 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been in the community, for our community. We meet our students where they are and help them become who they want to be. We do that by offering the most comprehensive curriculum in Iowa, preparing them for college and careers. And with students from more than 100 countries, our global perspective prepares them for life.
At Des Moines Public Schools, we truly believe in open minds and open doors. And within our doors you will find more than 30,000 students and nearly 5,000 employees, across 60 schools in Iowa’s capital city. Here students and teachers are embraced in an environment where everyone is given the chance to not only thrive but to reach beyond what they thought was possible.
The Superintendent serves as the chief executive officer of the school district, overseeing not only the academic offerings for students but the financial, personnel and operational aspects of the organization. A cabinet of district leaders work with the Superintendent in making sure that areas ranging from budgeting and hiring to food service, transportation, technology and more are being effectively managed to meet the needs of our students, staff and families. The Superintendent works closely with the Des Moines School Board in meeting goals set for the school district.
Thank you for choosing Des Moines Public Schools.