Welcome to Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District!

We are a public school district located in Central Iowa, just northwest of the capital city of Des Moines. Our district currently serves 3,500 students pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade and is growing rapidly.

There are seven schools within our district, including four elementary schools: Dallas Center Elementary, Heritage Elementary, North Ridge Elementary and South Prairie Elementary; one 5/6 middle school: Dallas Center-Grimes Middle School; one 7/8 building: Dallas Center-Grimes Oak View; and one high school: Dallas Center-Grimes High School. Our schools serve both the Dallas Center and Grimes communities, as well as open enrolled students.

The communities of Dallas Center and Grimes have a combined population of over 14,000 people. DCG employs just over 450 dedicated staff members. The Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District’s Central Administration Office houses the Superintendent, as well as Financial and Employee services. You will be able to conduct business at this office with the following departments: Superintendent, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Finance and Business Services, Enrollment, Human Resources, and Operations.

The mission of DCG CSD is, “Empowering Students to Take Charge of Their Future!”  Our administration and teachers strive to provide students with unique and high quality learning opportunities. Our goal is to maintain a small district feel amidst rapid growth, while achieving big district accomplishments.

Our students are National Merit Scholars, Character Counts Award Winners, State Champion Athletes, All-State Musicians and selfless volunteers. They have achieved many great accomplishments.

Check out the Schools in our District!

All Schools

DCG staff are dedicated to professional growth & development as they regularly collaborate in professional learning communities (PLC’s), aimed at continuous improvement in the areas of teaching and learning. Our District Model guides our teachers’ work in the classroom by focusing on the 3 C’s:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Consistency

Our District-Wide Areas of Focus allow us to achieve the 3 C’s and put our model into action.

  • Curriculum is guaranteed and viable
  • Environment is safe and positive
  • Relationships are professional and respectful
  • Technology is infused throughout the system.