School News

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.


Park Avenue Night at the Zoo


Your entire family is invited to the PTA-sponsored Park Avenue Night at the Zoo! Join us on Friday, May 27th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. for FREE admission, train rides and carousel rides. The Safari Grill will be open from 5:00 to 7:00 for those who would like to purchase food or drinks. Rides close … Read more »


Talent Show


Talent Show


Drake Relays Team


Six students represented Park Avenue at the Drake Relays on Friday evening, April 29, 2016. Tahmari wrote, “Drake Relays was the best day ever. When I was running it felt like I was walking on air. I was so nervous I would fall or trip, also that I would not make it in time, but … Read more »

Memorial Day

No School May 30th


All Des Moines Public Schools will be closed Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day. Decoration Day was established in May of 1868, as a way to honor the dead from the Civil War. Since most areas of the United States have blooming plants during this month, flowers were used to decorate the gravesites. … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 27
Park Avenue Night at the Zoo
May 30
Memorial Day - No School
May 31
5th Recognition Ceremony
Jun 02
Scheduled Last Day of School for Elementary Schools
Jun 02
Reserved Days for School Make Up

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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