1,493 new students entered Waukee Schools for the 2015-16 school year. 624 are grade 1 and above.

Our District

Cindi McDonald, superintendent of schools

Welcome to Waukee Schools! The Waukee Community School District is an exciting place to be. Opportunities are numerous for the more than 9,500 students that make up the Waukee School Community. The Waukee Way includes quality, caring teachers, dedicated staff and supportive families. It’s a great place to live and learn! Within the change that is all around us, there are two things our communities can count on: one, growth will continue into the foreseeable future and two, with that growth the commitment to each individual child remains strong. Each year, evidence of academic progress and quality instruction will be visible throughout our buildings and on our website.

We are proud of the comprehensive programming we are able to offer all students in the areas of academics, the arts and athletics. Patrons take a great deal of pride in our educational program and student achievement. More than 89% of our graduates go on to some form of postsecondary education. Our student body ranks high nationally on every measure of academic progress. Our faculty and staff strive constantly to provide a world-class education for our students. We are working hard to remove any ceilings on student progress and achievement, providing increasingly advanced coursework and instruction at lower and lower grade levels as our student body rises to the challenges and opportunities presented to them! Learning will ALWAYS be our number one focus at Waukee.

In addition to academics, Waukee Schools boasts successful extra and co-curricular programs. Our vocal and instrumental music and related arts programs are of the highest caliber. Athletically, Waukee students compete in the large school classification for statewide purposes and are a member of the Iowa Division of the Central Iowa Metropolitan Conference. Whatever your child’s interests may be, Waukee Schools provides opportunities for success and growth.

We encourage you to be involved in the life of our schools. There are many volunteer opportunities at the building and district level. The list is long, and the ways to be involved are numerous. Enjoy the experience – be in close contact with your school. Visit often, and of course call, email, or stop at one of our offices to get information about us. Be informed, be a part of the excitement, be our partner!

To learn more about enrolling at Waukee Schools, visit our Enrollment Page.

Cindi McDonalds Blog Page

About the District

Waukee Community School District (WCSD) is currently the 9th largest school district in Iowa with more than 1,100 staff members serving 9,500 students in preschool through grade 12. For more than six years the district’s enrollment has increased by more than 450 students making Waukee Community School District the fastest growing district in the state of Iowa. Our schools serve students from Clive, Urbandale, Waukee and West Des Moines as well as open enrollment students from other communities outside the 55 square miles of our district boundaries.

There are currently 13 school buildings operating in WCSD including seven elementary schools:  Brookview, Eason, Maple Grove, Shuler, Walnut Hills, Waukee Elementary and Woodland Hills; one fifth grade building: Vince Meyer Learning Center; two grade 6/7 middle schools: Waukee Middle School and South Middle School; two grade 8/9 buildings:  Prairieview and Timberline; and one high school: Waukee High School.

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701