School News


Get Help with Online Registration


Online Registration for has begun; 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 If you are unable to upload address verification, you may … Read more »

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Scheduled Maintenance


The heating and cooling systems at Park Avenue elementary will be turned off on Thursday, July 21st and Friday, July 22nd for troubleshooting and repair. Office hours will vary during these days, so please call 242-8429 to make sure someone is available before stopping by. Metro Kids will be held during regular hours; special arrangements … Read more »

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FREE Back to School Physicals


Make an appointment for your children to receive a FREE back to school or sports physical. Des Moines University will be offering free physicals at North High School on Thursday, July 21st from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Friday, July 22nd from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Click on the word FREE in the title above … Read more »

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!


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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Jul 26
Drop In Registration
Jul 28
Elementary School Registration Day
Aug 09
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 22
Meet the Teacher Night
Aug 24
First Day of School

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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