Become an Earlham Cardinal!

 ECSD Mission:    
Empowering innovative, adaptive and resourceful learners.

To provide all learners with skills and diverse educational opportunities; to engage all learners in relevant, real-world experiences; and to develop learners’ confidence, character, and perseverance so that they will positively impact their world.

About Us:

Earlham is an inviting community that provides the benefits of a small town with all the
amenities of a larger community. -We encourage families with students new to the district
to schedule a tour of Earlham Community Schools.


Earlham is located about 20 minutes west of Des Moines on I-80 (exit 104). Address: 535 N. Chestnut Ave., Earlham, IA
Regular Business Hours: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm M-Th and 7:30 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays.
Summer Hours: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm M-F

Students are welcome to OPEN-ENROLL at Earlham Schools.
-If you are new to the district, or if you have a child ready to enroll in Preschool or
Kindergarten contact us to start the enrollment process!
-Grades K-5 Megan Fredericksen
-Grades 6-12 Cami Anderson

 or call the 
District Office at 515-758-2214 with any questions. 

Meet our Superintendent, Mr. Wright

With a population of about 1,450, Earlham offers its residents a small town feel and lower cost of living than larger neighboring cities, while having the convenience of a quick, 20-minute commute to West Des Moines.

Earlham Schools offer a wide variety of clubs and organizations to meet the needs of our student body. Earlham K-12 students benefit from excellent sports facilities including an all-weather track, turf stadium, a nearly complete state-of-the art competition gym with seating for nearly 1,200 people. Earlham has a complete 600 seat auditorium for performing arts and a growing music program. Our annual progress report summarizes academic achievements and extracurricular highlights from the previous school year, as well as outlines our current goals.

Choose Earlham!

PEANUT AWARE School For the safety of our students with severe allergies, peanuts, peanut butter and tree nuts are not allowed in our schools and concession stands. School breakfasts and lunches will not produce or sell any food that contains peanuts, peanut butter or tree nuts. Homemade treats will also not be allowed in classrooms for birthdays or holidays.

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