A Great Place to Live and Learn.
A Great Place to Teach and Work.

For more than 100 years, Des Moines Public Schools has been educating the students of Iowa’s capital city.

Today, we are the largest provider of public education in Iowa, with almost 33,000 students and nearly 5,000 teachers and staff in 63 schools throughout a culturally rich community. Des Moines Public Schools is almost always hiring!

Des Moines is a vibrant, innovative and diverse city where metro meets mellow, and it’s topping national list after list of best cities for living, playing and raising a family. Furthermore, the Des Moines metro is recognized as the sixth best community in the entire nation to be a teacher.

DMPS is an award-winning school district with a growing number of career choices, already more than any other district in Iowa. Other districts in central Iowa send their students to DMPS for participation in nationally recognized programs taught by nationally recognized educators.

We provide families with more educational choices than any place in Iowa. We educate the top scholars in the state who go on to attend leading colleges and universities around the world. And we are home to teachers who are recognized throughout the state and across the country as the best in their fields.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, we welcome you to see what your future holds at DMPS on our Flickr pageand to read stories on our blog about the exciting things our students and staff are accomplishing both in and out of the classroom.

Des Moines Public Schools offers the widest variety of positions with the best compensation packages in central Iowa. If you are looking for a great career opportunity in education, then you are looking at the right place. Select your area of interest at the right to see our latest job openings.


It is the policy of the Des Moines Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you believe you (or your child) have been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact Anne Sullivan at 2323 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 or 515-242-7709 or anne.sullivan@dmschools.org.