School News


King Flag Football


Many King students are participating in flag football through 21st Century After School Program and the Grubb YMCA. Click the image to see more pictures of Flickr!


Fall Conferences


Open House conferences.  No appointment needed – just come when you can!

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Title 1 Parent Notification


King Families, please read this information about Title 1 schools.   Title 1 Parent Information        


Parenting Classes | Las clases para padres


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United Way Day of Action


King Elementary had a group of about 20 volunteers from DuPont Pioneer volunteering for the United way Day of Action on September 13th. The group spent 2.5 hours weeding, building raised beds for new produce, hauling trash, and  pruning fruit trees.


High Five Welcome


On the first day of the 2016-2017 school year, students at King Elementary were greeted by dozens of smiling faces and high fives.  Instructional coach, Lori Staples organized community members to welcome students back to school in a special way. Many student athletes from Drake University and Grandview University, members of the Des Moines Police Department … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 28
Staff Development - No School
Nov 23
Fall Break - No School
Dec 23
Winter Break - No School
Jan 13
First Semester Ends
Jan 16
Martin Luther King, Jr Day - No School

1849 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
P: 515-242-8417 | F: 515-288-1382

About King Elementary School


1849 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

P: 515-242-8417 |F: 515-323-8628 | E:

School Hours:  Breakfast: 7:50 | Tardy Bell: 8:15| Dismissal: 3:00
Wednesday Dismissal: 1:30

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