Des Moines Public Schools

Des Moines, Iowa

Suggested Citation:
National Council on Teacher Quality. (2018). Des Moines Public Schools. Teacher Contract Database. [Data set].
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  • 191st

    largest school district
    in the country

    updated 03/12/2019**
  • $43k

    starting salary

    updated 11/01/2019
  • $74k

    max salary

    updated 11/01/2019
  • 3

    years to tenure

    updated 10/30/2019
  • Elementary

    days in student
    school year

    updated 02/15/2019
  • 195

    days in teacher
    school year

    updated 10/30/2019
  • 33,167


    updated 03/12/2019**
  • 2,300


    updated 03/12/2019**
  • 78%

    free/reduced lunch

    updated 03/12/2019**

Labor context

updated 12/15/2016
  • District is operating under a current agreement.
  • State requires collective bargaining by school districts if a majority of teachers vote for union representation.
  • The primary union or professional association is affiliated with NEA.

Student Demographics

updated 03/12/2019**

*N/A indicates the issue was not addressed in scope of NCTQ reviewed documents.
**School district teacher count, enrollment, and demographic data is from the 2016-2017 school year, sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics.
***Native Populations includes American Indian, Alaskan Native, and Hawaiian Native students

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