School News


Kindergarten visits Jester Park


Kindergarten students at King have been studying plants in their classrooms. Today they took to the woods at Jester Park to learn more about the amazing plant life here in Iowa. Click the title to see more pictures on Flickr!


Things are Hatching in Kindergarten


Students in kindergarten have been caring for their chicken eggs for 21 days. Today the proud students were able to enjoy a huge jump in the kindergarten chick population.   Click the title for more pictures!

Kisha Barnes

Kisha Barnes Named New King Principal


We are pleased to announce Iowa native and longtime DMPS employee Kisha Barnes will be taking over as principal at King Elementary School in the fall. She replaces our current principal Peter LeBlanc who accepted a position as principal at Goodrell Middle School earlier this year. Principal Barnes says she can’t wait to meet everyone! To learn more about our new principal, click on the headline.


Fourth Graders Visit the Des Moines Art Center


Fourth grade students at King visited the Des Moines Art Center and Pappajohn Sculpture Park on April 8th. Click to see more pictures on Flickr!


Spring Music Concerts


Fourth grade students performed a Dance themed concert on April 5th and third grade performed a Dr. Seuss themed concert on April 11th.  The third grade concert also featured a special performance by Mrs. Spreitzer’s class of the song “Hopeful”. Click to see more pictures on Flickr!  


Alpha Phi Alpha Supports King


Thank you to area members of Alpha Phi Alpha who chose King Elementary School for their annual community service project. Members enjoyed lunch with fifth graders, and talked about the importance of graduating from high school and pursuing post-secondary education. Afterwards, a school assembly was held in the gym where they presented a new reading … Read more »

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May 30
No School - Memorial Day
Jun 02
Fifth Grade Promotion - 9:00am
Jun 02
Last Day of School - Noon Dismissal
Jun 02
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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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