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School Supply List 2014-2015


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


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.  


Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26


East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.

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 »


Field Day 2014


King Elementary students celebrated Field Day on Friday, May 23rd.  Students enjoyed team games and relays.  Some stations involved getting a little wet, but the weather was perfectly warm and sunny. Visit our Flickr page for more pictures.  


DMPS Free Summer Meal Program Underway


The Des Moines Public School district is once again sponsoring a Summer Food Service Program, with many sites providing free meals to all children 18 years of age or younger. There are a total of 29 meal sites throughout the community that will provide lunch; 21 of those sites will also provide breakfast. The school … Read more »

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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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