About our District

ECSD Mission Statement
Empowering innovative, adaptive and resourceful learners.

 Vision:  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.

“Small Community with Big Amenities”

With a population of 1,450, Earlham offers its residents a small town feel and lower cost of living than the larger neighboring cities, while having the convenience of a quick, 20-minute commute to West Des Moines. Residents have access to a public library, swimming pool, tennis courts and community center, as well as several quality, affordable childcare options.


The business district includes a grocery store, hardware store, medical clinic, pharmacy, hair salon, bank, law office, and post office. The local police department, fire department and rescue squad provides safety and security for all area residents.


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 1,000 people. Earlham has a complete auditorium for performing arts and a growing music program.

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.

Earlham is a charming community located about 15 minutes west of Des Moines on I-80 (exit 104).
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