Average Teacher Salary in West Des Moines Community School District

The average teacher salary in West Des Moines Community School District is $45,658.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $30,350 $16,470 $18,610 $22,380 $34,310 $51,950
Kindergarten $49,980 $27,570 $32,060 $43,320 $64,780 $85,940
Elementary $47,030 $24,280 $31,910 $40,550 $58,700 $81,280
Middle school $52,610 $29,130 $33,260 $48,030 $64,400 $92,080
High school $48,320 $29,610 $36,190 $45,620 $58,640 $70,510

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,163
  • Full time teachers: 598
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 14 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 217
  • Instructional Coordinators: 3
  • Elementary Teachers: 264
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 40
  • Pre-K Teachers: 6
  • High School Teachers: 289
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 8,713

Financial Statistics for West Des Moines Community School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $71,396,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $30,596,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $2,498,000
  • Total revenue: $104,490,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $44,060,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $45,376,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $14,980,000
  • Expenditures per student: $2,846,000
  • Total expenditures: $90,303,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $20,624,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $3,741,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $737,000

Information on Schools within West Des Moines Community School District

Elementary Schools within the West Des Moines Community School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Clive Elementary
1600 73rd St
Des Moines, IA 50322
515-633-5800
  • Total: 479
  • Pre-k: 30
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 66
  • 2nd grade: 78
  • 3rd grade: 73
  • 4th grade: 46
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 63
15 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Crestview Elementary School
8355 Franklin
Clive, IA 50325
515-633-5700
  • Total: 492
  • Kindergarten: 67
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 72
  • 4th grade: 68
  • 5th grade: 70
  • 6th grade: 77
13 to 1 37 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Crossroads Park Elementary School
1050 50th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-633-5600
  • Total: 551
  • Kindergarten: 81
  • 1st grade: 71
  • 2nd grade: 70
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 88
  • 5th grade: 82
  • 6th grade: 78
17 to 1 33 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Fairmeadows Elementary School
807 23rd St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-6500
  • Total: 499
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 70
  • 2nd grade: 73
  • 3rd grade: 60
  • 4th grade: 65
  • 5th grade: 74
  • 6th grade: 82
15 to 1 33 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Hillside Elementary School
713 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-6200
  • Total: 618
  • Kindergarten: 74
  • 1st grade: 74
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 105
  • 5th grade: 101
  • 6th grade: 113
14 to 1 43 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Jordan Creek Elementary School
4105 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-5200
  • Total: 728
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 93
  • 1st grade: 90
  • 2nd grade: 98
  • 3rd grade: 104
  • 4th grade: 102
  • 5th grade: 102
  • 6th grade: 112
14 to 1 50 Prekindergarten 6th Grade
Phenix Elementary Early Childhood Center
415 7th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-6600
  • Total: 139
  • Kindergarten: 33
  • 1st grade: 32
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 39
11 to 1 13 Prekindergarten 3rd Grade
Western Hills Elementary School
1020 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-5900
  • Total: 506
  • Kindergarten: 83
  • 1st grade: 93
  • 2nd grade: 75
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 80
  • 5th grade: 64
  • 6th grade: 55
18 to 1 29 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Westridge Elementary
5500 East P True Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-633-5400
  • Total: 666
  • Kindergarten: 76
  • 1st grade: 89
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 104
  • 4th grade: 97
  • 5th grade: 92
  • 6th grade: 111
17 to 1 39 Kindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the West Des Moines Community School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Indian Hills Junior High School
9401 Indian Hills Dr
Clive, IA 50325
515-633-4700
  • Total: 617
  • 7th grade: 311
  • 8th grade: 306
13 to 1 47 7th Grade 8th Grade
Stilwell Junior High School
1601 Vine St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-6000
  • Total: 687
  • 7th grade: 355
  • 8th grade: 332
14 to 1 51 7th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the West Des Moines Community School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Valley High School
3650 Woodland Ave
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-633-4000
  • Total: 1,876
  • 7th grade: 36
  • 8th grade: 45
  • 9th grade: 40
  • 10th grade: 43
  • 11th grade: 50
  • 12th grade: 41
14 to 1 130 10th Grade 12th Grade
Valley Southwoods
625 South 35th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-4500
  • Total: 699
  • 9th grade: 699
15 to 1 47 9th Grade 9th Grade

Other Schools within the West Des Moines Community School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Walnut Creek Campus
815 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
515-633-6400
  • Total: 156
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 55
  • 11th grade: 77
  • 12th grade: 16
12 to 1 14 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $32,956
  • Median family income: $72,064
  • Median male income: $38,817
  • Median female income: $25,206
  • Median income of a renter: $36,324
  • Median income of a home owner: $71,947
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    1,180 1,970 3,410 5,815 5,015

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