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T-Shirt Pillow Challenge


T-SHIRT READING CHALLENGE Want to win a t-shirt pillow to curl up and read with?  Read a book, turn in your report and get a ticket in the drawing to win the pillow of your choice! Kindergarten – 1st graders *Read a book with a parent *Bring back a signed note with your name, your … Read more »

DMPS app

Park Avenue Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Park Avenue and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


No Cost Meals Available this Fall at Park Avenue


Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.


Park Avenue Playground Nears Completion


Park Avenue Elementary School will soon be home to a new playground. The old one was destroyed by arson in the Spring. The two-man construction crew plans to have the more than 500 pieces and 800 pounds of bolts assembled by the end of next week. Click the image to read more and see photos of the progress.


See You in the Fall!


Our first day of school will be here before you know it on August 20th. Remember to practice your math facts and read! Have a great summer!

Park Avenue Playground Construction

Construction Underway on New Playground


Park Avenue Elementary will soon be home to a new playground.
To read about the start of construction and find out how long it will take, click on the picture!

Upcoming Events

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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