School News


First Day 2014


Wednesday, August 20th marked the first day of the 2014-2015 school year.  About 350 students showed up to King Elementary, despite the rainy morning.  Students spent their first day getting to know their teachers and school wide expectations.  We are all excited to begin another year of learning. Click here to visit our Flickr page! … Read more »

DMPS app

King Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with King and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


Meet The Teacher 2014


Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for August 19, 2014 4:00-6:00.   Hope to see you there!  


Governor Sees Summer Learning at King


Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds got a first-hand look at how learning is year-round at many schools. They visited King Elementary to see the Starfish Academy, a joint program between DMPS, United Way, YMCA, Community Youth Concepts, After School Arts Program and Prairie Meadows. Click here to read and see more.  


School Supply List 2014-2015


School Supply Lists for the 2014-2015 school year have been posted.   Click here to access the lists.

Jamaica 3

Thank You From Jamaica


Mrs. Schwertley’s first grade class took on a last minute challenge to collect school supplies for the basic school in Run Away Bay, Jamaica. The students made posters, spoke to other classes and partnered with students who attend Merrill Middle School and Hubbel Elementary with Mrs. Schwertley’s three children. In one short week over 100 … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 15
Fall Conferences
Oct 22
Fall Conferences
Oct 24
No School - Professional Development
Nov 26
No School - Fall Break
Dec 22
No School - Winter Break

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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