Budget Archives

As Iowa’s largest provider of public education — with approximately 31,000 students and 5,000 employees — Des Moines Public Schools has the largest budget of any school district in the state, supporting the education of our children with more than $500 million annually.

The low rate of growth in Supplemental State Aid in recent years has meant significant cuts in funding for public schools. DMPS has worked hard to minimize the impact on classrooms while simultaneously holding the line on taxes.

Below is detailed information about recent budgets and tax levies for Des Moines Public Schools:

FY 2024

FY 2023

FY 2022

FY 2021

FY 2020

FY 2019

FY 2018

FY 2017

FY 2016

FY 2015

FY 2014

FY 2013

FY 2012

FY 2011

FY 2010

For additional information on school financing in Iowa, visit the Iowa Department of Management.