Meredith School History
Meredith Junior High School opened its doors to students for the 1962-63 school year. The state of the art facility was built on 50 acres of land donated by Meredith Publishing Company, publisher of the famous Better Homes and Gardens magazine. It was the first school in Iowa designed with the “little school” concept to benefit students and was featured in the American School Board Journal’s, June, 1963 edition.
Through the decades Meredith Middle School has continued to provide an excellent public school education to residents leaving in the northwest side of Des Moines including the historic Beaverdale neighborhood.
Meredith and Hoover High School entered a unique partnership in 2014 when the high school and middle school campuses earned acceptance as International Baccalaureate World Schools. Today, our partnership welcomes the most diverse student body in the state. Together, we work to achieve the IB’s mission to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.