School News

First Day “Clap In” Kicks Off School Year


King Elementary’s “Clap In” didn’t lack smiles, high fives, or fun thanks to the group of community members that spent their morning spreading cheer and encouragement to students, teachers and staff for the start of the 2018-19 school year.    

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at King will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

ISU’s “Principal” Renews Promise to King, Moulton


The “principal” of Iowa State University, Wendy Wintersteen, visited King Elementary Thursday morning to reiterate the promise of the ISU 4U Promise program that benefits students at both King and Moulton elementary schools.

Global Gala 2018


King Elementary celebrated Global Gala on Thursday March 22nd.   The evening was a celebration of many different cultures that make up the King Community. See more pictures on Flickr!

Green Eggs


During Read Across America, students at King Elementary were served GREEN eggs with their lunch.  The eggs were mixed with spinach.  All students also received a free book to take home.   See more pictures on Flickr!

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August


Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

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1849 Forest Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314
P: 515-242-8417 | F: 515-323-8628

About King Elementary School

1849 Forest Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

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New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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