Grimes Iowa Schools


Contact Information

DC-G High School
Grades: 10-12
2555 W 1st ST
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Phone:  515.986.9747
Fax:  515.986.9734

DC-G Meadows
Grades: 8-9
2555 W 1st ST
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Phone:  515.986.0105
Fax:  515.986.3155

DC-G Middle School
Grades: 6-7
1400 Vine ST
Dallas Center, Iowa 50063

Phone:  515.992.4343
Fax:  515.992.4076

Dallas Center Elementary
Grades: K-5
1205 13th ST
Dallas Center, Iowa 50063

Phone:  515.992.3838
Fax:  515.992.3467

North Ridge Elementary
Grades: 3-4
PO Box 770
400 NW 27th ST
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Phone:  515.986.5674
Fax:  515.986.5376

South Prairie Elementary
Grades: PreK-2
500 S James ST
Grimes, Iowa 50111

Phone: 515.986.4057
Fax:  515.986.4532

Grimes Iowa Schools


South Prairie Elementary

The South Prairie Elementary building is located south of Highway 44 at 500 S James Street. This building houses the Grimes students of grades kindergarten through second grade. They also offer a half-day optional kindergarten class for those who are school age, but aren't quite ready for full-day kindergarten.

South Prairie currently has a student population of approximately 570 students. In addition to their K-2nd grade classrooms, students attend special classes for art, guidance, music, media and physical education. They provide additional resources for students through Reading Recovery, Title I, Special Education, and TAG programs.

In the event you need more information, please feel free to contact Patty Morris,  South Prairie Elementary Principal at, or by telephone at 515-986-4057; or visit their school website,

Dallas Center Elementary

The Dallas Center Elementary School is located at 1205 13th Street in Dallas Center. Diann Williamson is the Principal. They currently enroll grades K-5.

Call for more information at 515-992-3838. You may also contact Diann Williamson, Dallas Center Elementary Principal, via the following e-mail address: .

North Ridge Elementary

North Ridge Elementary is located at 400 NW 27th Street in Grimes. Serves grade 3-4. For more information, call 515-986-5674, or email Principal April Heitland at

Middle School

DCG Middle School

Located at 1400 Vine Street in Dallas Center. Serves grades 6-7. For more information call 515-992-4343, or email Principal Jerry Hlas at

For additional information, please visit our website at


Located at 2555 W 1st Street in Grimes. Phone number is 515-986-0105. Principal Lori Phillips,  Serves grades 8-9.

The 8/9 complex is attached to the high school so they can offer expanded opportunities to our students.  The purpose is to provide a school setting that considers the transitional period from adolescence toward young adulthood.  Because our children undergo enormous intellectual, physical, social and emotional changes during this period, a unique school program has been designed. 

They offer exploratory classes and hands-on learning opportunities that your child will remember for a lifetime!  Additionally, your child will belong to a small advisory group of 10-15 students who will meet on a daily basis with a staff member who serves as their advisor. 

During advisory time, students will work on setting goals, planning for future careers, learning how to work on a productive team, and refining their leadership skills.  Most importantly, your child’s advisor will be his/her number one advocate as he/she deals with the daily challenges of adolescence.

High School

Welcome to the Dallas Center-Grimes High School.

We have great things happening at DC-G High School!

We have 36.5 FTE staff members serving about 495 students in grades 9 -12. Our student to teacher ratio is approximately 13.6 to 1.

Parents and community members are very supportive of the school. Attendance at Parent-Teacher conferences has been 85%-90%. We have strong parent support groups with the Booster Club for our athletic programs and FOFA (Friends of Fine Arts) for our fine arts programs.

Parent communication is very important. We have two prime systems of communication set up: Progress reports and Infinite Campus. Also, parents and teachers are encouraged to communicate by telephone and through the e-mail system.

Through Infinite Campus, parents can access their child's grades. These are web-based, so all grades viewed are "real time" as the teacher enters each graded task.

Our core programs of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies offer advanced classes such as Advanced Grammar and Composition, Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Advanced Biology and Chemistry, and Advanced History, Sociology and Psychology as outlined in our course descriptions. In addition, we have access to several on-line AP courses.

DC-G High School offers a variety of elective programs:

    • Computer classes -- including programming, CAD, microcomputer systems and networking at DMACC West
    • Vocational Agriculture with FFA
    • Industrial Technology using the ABC curriculum in the areas of building trades and electricity
    • Family and Consumer Science
    • Foreign Language -- Spanish and French
    • Visual Arts
    • Instrumental and Vocal Music -- with select extracurricular groups for Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Show Choir and Chamber Choir
    • TAG (Talented and Gifted) Program that allows student to investigate areas of interest in depth, including a variety of academic competitions 

DC-G offers a wide variety of activities available in the academic, athletic, and fine arts arenas.

Our counseling program spans the range from college and career planning to academic assistance to helping with personal problems and working to prevent students from dropping out of school.

I am very proud of the staff at the high school. They are committed to helping students succeed in all areas of their lives. The staff works with students outside the school day academically and also through coaching and sponsoring extracurricular activities.

Please visit our website for more complete information at

Colleges and Universities:

Close to Grimes

For students young and old, numerous educational opportunities are only short commutes from Grimes. Des Moines is the home of Drake University, Grand View College, Des Moines Area Community College, Hamilton College, Des Moines University, and AIB College of Business.

State Universities

Nationally accredited and highly respected universities are within a reasonable distance from Grimes. These include Iowa State University in Ames, the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Private Colleges

Still more quality educational facilities in the area include Drake University in Des Moines, Simpson College in Indianola, Open Bible College in Ankeny, and Hamilton College in Des Moines.