About the District
On July 29, 1916 a petition was brought forward to form the Waukee Consolidated School District. The petition was successful and merged the Walnut Center, Pleasant View, Floral Valley, and Waukee Independent School Districts, which were all located in Walnut Township. In addition to these school districts, portions of Boone and Van Meter Townships were included in the merger. The Waukee Consolidated School District became the Waukee Community School District and remained a small, rural school district well into the 1980’s. As the Des Moines Metropolitan Area began to grow west in the 1990’s, Waukee began experiencing 20 years of consecutive enrollment growth. Beginning with the 2001-2002 school year the district has grown by at least 280 students per year making us the fasting growing school district in Iowa.
The Waukee Community School District takes pride in being an innovative professional learning community focused on student learning and answering the following three questions: What do we want students to learn? How will we know they have learned it? What will we do if they don’t learn it or already know it?
As our district moves forward, we are focused on remaining a professional learning community, implementing the Iowa Core Curriculum and fulfilling our mission statement: Dedicated to Optimizing individual learning and potential for success in a global community.