School News

Online Registration

Online Registration Begins July 5th


Online Registration Begins Go to your Parent Portal Account to register your children for the 2016-2017 Academic Year! Look in your Messages for the registration link. •    For students with more than one household, the parent listed as ‘primary’ is the parent that must complete online registration. •    In blended families, the child’s registration should … Read more »

Homepage Feature

Park Avenue Office Closing


The Park Avenue Office will be closed Monday, June 20 through Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Summer School for 3rd Grade Literacy will still be in session from 8:00 am until Noon. Students enter through the breezeway. Metro Kids will also be in session during their regular hours. Call the cell phone number you have been … Read more »


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

School Supply List

2016-2017 School Supply List


The Park Avenue School Supply List for next year has been published! Look under the PARENTS tab above to access the list, or stop by the Park Avenue Office for a printed copy. Happy School Shopping!

Last Day of School Bus

June 2nd is the Last Day of School!


The last day of school for DMPS elementary schools is June 2nd. Elementary students will be fed lunch before going home. Park Avenue will dismiss at noon.

Kids World

5th Grade Recognition Ceremony on May 31st


The 5th Grade Recognition Ceremony will take place in the auditorium from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31st. Family members are encouraged to come celebrate the achievements of this class as they complete their time at Park Avenue and prepare to enter middle school.

Upcoming Events

Jul 05
Online Registration Begins
Jul 06
Drop In Registration
Jul 12
Drop In Registration
Jul 19
Drop In Registration
Jul 26
Drop In Registration

Park Avenue School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

About Park Avenue Elementary School


3141 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8429 | E: 


The first school in Park Avenue district was on Ninth and Broad. It was called Belle School, after Samuel Bell, the first teacher. The school was a long brick schoolhouse built in 1868. Read more…

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