How good are the schools in Des Moines, IA?

Des Moines encompasses 34 public elementary, middle and high schools. Des Moines also has 27 private schools. Eight high schools are recognized on U.S. News & World Report's Best High Schools rankings.

College Readiness Index

Index Score: 5.7 /10

How we calculate this.


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

School Stats

Total Students
35,000
Total Teachers
2,202

Student-Teacher Ratio

16:1

Based on 2015 National Center for Education Statistics data

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.