Athletic Facilities

Valley High School

Football Stadium

Built in 2002, the Valley High School Football Stadium is owned and operated by the West Des Moines School District. this stadium is located off of Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. The field is turf (new in 2010) and has many purposes other than Valley's football team. Cross-town rivals Dowling Catholic high school also use the field for their home games. Aside from football, the Valley soccer team uses the field, and so does the Menace; a local minor league soccer team. The stadium holds around 13,000 people.


The Valley High School Fieldhouse, built in 1971, was originally the largest gymnasium in the Iowa Metropolitan Conference. The fieldhouse is located inside the school and hosts sports such as men's and women's basketball, volleyball, and wrestling. It has a wood floor, and seating stretching across the sideline. The smaller student sections are behind each basket stretching across the baseline.
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Valley Baseball and Softball Complex

The Valley baseball and softball complexes have been in place for more than 30 years but were both recently renovated in 2010 and almost completely redone. Located off of Valley West Drive and Ashworth Road, the entire complex can hold roughly 300 people; 200 in the baseball stands and 100 in the softball stands. Valley's baseball field has won "Best Kept Field" two years in a row and is considered one of the best in the state.
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Swimming Pool

Located in the southeast corner of valley, the Valley high School swimming pool has been in commission for 35 years and was redone in 2004. It is equipped with 8 lanes and a diving board. The maximum capacity of the facility is 250 people in the stands overlooking the pool. It is used for boys and girls swimming, diving, and the water polo club that meets and practices there.

Tennis Courts

Located outside of Valley Southwoods, the 9th grade school, these courts were built in 2012. With a total of 6 courts, it is where the Valley tennis teams play their home matches. Also, they are open to the public; and with lights, you can even play at night.
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Valley High School

Valley High School is a 3-year public school in West Des Moines, Iowa. It hosts grades 10-12 while grade 9 students attend Valley Southwoods, a separate school. It is run by West Des Moines Community Schools.