Progress for Students, Schools & Community

Creating Centers for 21st Century Learning

From new schools to building upgrades, Students First is helping every school be a center for 21st century education.

The Students First plan is bringing improvements, both large and small, to schools in every neighborhood of Des Moines. And that means improvements in the quality of education for our students.

From the construction of new schools to the renovation of historic structures to a wide array of facility upgrades, Students First is helping make sure every school building is equipped for education in the 21st century.

Please click on the various topics in the right-hand menu for detailed information on how this work is making our schools more efficient, safer and great centers for learning.