School News


Battle of the Books


Dwayne Ellis III and Aleena Tran represented King Elementary in the district Battle of the Books competition on March 26th.  The King students finished in fifth place.        


What ISU 4U Means for King, Moulton Students


Iowa State University reports on ISU 4U, a new partnership between the university and Des Moines Public Schools. Click here to read moreabout what the program will mean for students and King and Moulton schools. (Photo credit: Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)


Make Plans for Summer at DMPS


In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.


Iowa Assessments Get Underway Next Week


Between March 30 and April 10, DMPS students in grades 3 through 11 will take the Iowa Assessments. Measuring academic achievement with the Iowa Assessments is one way to help students succeed by providing information on their accomplishments in areas such as reading, mathematics, and science.Click here for more information.


Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins March 11


The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.


African-American Legacy Presentation


A group of fourth and fifth graders gave a presentation on Friday, February 27th to four judges from Wells Fargo.  The presentation was for African-American Legacy.  Students researched and presented information about different African-American athletes who have made an impacted American culture over the last 100 years.  

Upcoming Events

Apr 23
Family Fun Night
May 13
All School Fun Walk/Run
May 22
Field Day
May 25
No School - Memorial Day
May 28
3-5 Music Concert at 10:45

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: 515-288-1382 | E:

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

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