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2023 Best Places to Teach in the Des Moines Area

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  1. #1 Best Places to Teach in Des Moines Area.

    West Des Moines Community School District

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    School District,

    WEST DES MOINES, IA,

    82 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says This school prides itself on being excellent in every aspect, which is what they call the « four A’s »: academics, athletics, activities, and arts. Their academics are among the best in the state,....

    Read 82 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $74,031,

  2. #2 Best Places to Teach in Des Moines Area.

    Ankeny Community School District

    School District,

    ANKENY, IA,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Ankeny Community School District maintains safe, engaging, and respectable schools. They put an emphasis on the arts with their many music programs from show choirs to marching band. They excel....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $65,342,

  3. #3 Best Places to Teach in Des Moines Area.

    Johnston Community School District

    School District,

    JOHNSTON, IA,

    87 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I was open and enrolled from the Des Moines public school district to the Johnston public school district and the quality of education I received in Johnston was astounding! For the first time, I....

    Read 87 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $71,258,

  4. #6 Best Places to Teach in Des Moines Area.

    Urbandale Community School District

    School District,

    URBANDALE, IA,

    37 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Urbandale High School is the reason the thought of leaving home behind is so heart-breaking. What I love most about Urbandale High School are the people you meet through activities. Throughout my....

    Read 37 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $61,890,

  5. #8 Best Places to Teach in Des Moines Area.

    Van Meter Community School District

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    VAN METER, IA,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says The Van Meter Community School District has been an outstanding place to learn, mature, and prepare for the future. The opportunities that are openly provided to students on a daily basis are....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $57,870,

  6. #9 Best Places to Teach in Des Moines Area.

    Dallas Center-Grimes Community School District

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    School District,

    GRIMES, IA,

    31 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Dallas Center Grimes School District has reasonably strong academics with most of the teachers wanting you to succeed and willing to work with you to support your educational endeavors. Athletics....

    Read 31 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $57,136,

  7. Des Moines Independent Community School District

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    School District,

    DES MOINES, IA,

    130 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says DMPS was overall a great experience in my case because there was a lot of diversity and opportunities through Central Campus and Academy. Being able to leave your home school and unite with people....

    Read 130 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: C,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 14 to 1,

    Average Teacher Salary: $67,469,

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