How good are the schools in Des Moines, IA?

Des Moines encompasses 33 public elementary, middle and high schools. Des Moines also has 27 private schools. Twenty-two high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 5.8 /10

How we calculate this.


Des Moines has a lower score than similarly sized metro areas.

School Stats

Total Students
34,167
Total Teachers
2,175

Student-Teacher Ratio

16:1

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

All High Schools in Des Moines

Data sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.