The DMPS Graduate Ends

The Des Moines Public Schools exist so that graduates possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful at the next stage of their lives.

  • Graduates demonstrate the ability to adapt successfully in educational, workplace and community settings through their ability to think, communicate and interact.
  • Graduates demonstrate strategies for lifelong learning.
  • Graduates demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a rigorous curriculum integrated into all content areas.
  • Graduates possess technological and information literacy.
  • Graduates have world awareness.
  • Graduates possess the knowledge and skills to be self-directed and autonomous.