School News


King Night


King Elementary celebrated their first King Night on September 25th.  The evening was a mix of student performance and information about the school wide goals for the current school year. Every Wednesday during the first month of the school year, students learned about African culture, including African drumming, dance and art.  Students were allowed to … Read more »


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

Coach Chris Sanford watches the 1st and 2nd grade team set up a play.

Flag Football 2014


King Elementary has football fever!  Students who are enrolled in the 21st Century after school program have been able to take part in flag football through a partnership with the Grubb YMCA. Check our Flikr page for more game pictures!


Tutoring Sign Up at King Elementary


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.


Pink Out 2014


King Elementary will be celebrating the 3rd Annual Pink Out for breast cancer awareness.  Join staff in wearing pink on October 3rd.  The classroom with the most students in pink will earn a prize.  


Save the Date


King Elementary will be hosting “King Night” on September 25, 2014 5:00-7:00.  Families are invited watch a student performance, receive some school information and enjoy dinner.  Look for more information soon!  

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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