Like most school districts, Des Moines Public Schools charges fees for some programs and services to recover expenses. This page contains a listing of all student fees, food service prices, child care prices and facility costs for the 2019-2020 school year.

Activity Pass
High School Student  $65/year
Middle School Student $40/year
Punch Pass (10 games – home school only) $50/year
Individual Adult $115/year
Senior Citizen $40/year
Family $300/year
Activity/Sports Registration
Grades 6-12
First three activities $15
Four or more activities $0
Band Instruments
District Wide Rental $50/year
Applies only to students using a district instrument
Drivers Education
In-District $345 (1st time)
Out-of-District $345 (1st time)
Graduation Fee
Cap/Gown for High School Graduates $60
Determined by school
Kindergarten $35/year
Grades 1-5 $35/year
Grades 6-8 $55/year
Grades 9-12 $70/year


Reduced $0
Elementary $1.65
Middle $1.75
High $1.80
Adult $2.10
Reduced $.40
Elementary $2.80
Middle $2.85
High $2.95
Adult $3.65
After School Snack
Reduced $.30
Full Price $1.10

*Reduced Rate Set By USDA

For additional fees and information: Fees FY 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

Metro Kids Care p.4

Cowles/Metro Kids Care p.5

Early Childhood-Preschool p.6

Facility Usage p.8