Mission & Vision

Mission: Inspire. Challenge. Grow.

Vision: A school community that fosters personal excellence and responsible citizenship.

Every staff member works diligently to uphold and deliver our district’s mission and vision every day, and by working together to remove barriers, we guide our students toward academic success. Preparing your child for success after high school is our number one priority and we look forward to partnering with you!

Meet Our Staff

From Our Superintendent


Welcome to Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District! We appreciate your interest in our school and community. MStM is geographically located in south-central Iowa, just minutes from the Des Moines metro area. Our PreK-12 students attend school in one building, which is located in Martensdale, just east of Interstate 35 on Highway 92. As a district serving approximately 550 students, we are uniquely positioned to offer that small-school atmosphere while still having easy access to all of the amenities offered in the Des Moines area. 

Our staff is dedicated and attentive to serving the needs of all students and the added benefit of hosting all grade levels within the same campus is the opportunity to form and strengthen lasting relationships with our students and families. We truly believe we are responsible for educating all of the students in our building, not just those who happen to be in our individual classrooms. 

Our students achieve at high levels in academics and extracurricular activities as well. Opportunities abound through courses offered on-site, as well as specialized programs, post-secondary educational opportunities, concurrent enrollment, and partnerships with surrounding area school districts. The staff at MStM will help students find the classes and training they need to excel after high school and beyond. 

Whether you are new to MStM or you are already a part of our community, please stop by and visit us. You will find a welcoming environment full of enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help. Our mission at Martensdale-St. Marys is Inspire. Challenge. Grow., and it is our goal to fulfill this each and every day as we help guide our students toward success both in and out of the classroom. 

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions about our school!


Tom Wood




Stop by Our District Office

390 Burlington Avenue, Martensdale, IA 50160

7:30 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Monday – Friday