School News

Park Avenue Playground Construction

Construction Begins 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!


Iowa Assessments This Week!


Students in grades 3-5 will participate in Iowa Assessments from March 31 to April 11. Please make sure students are getting a healthy breakfast as well as plenty of sleep so they can do their very best!

Homepage Feature

The yearbook needs PHOTOS!


The Yearbook still needs photos! We’d like to send out a  big thank you to everyone who has shared candid photos with us for the yearbook. We’ve received approximately 40 images, but we need 2-3 times that many to fill the yearbook, so we’ve extended the submission deadline to Wednesday, March 26. You can upload … Read more »


PTA Thank You


The Park Avenue PTA would like to thank everyone who contributed and visited the Silent Auction at Fun Night on March 7th.  A big congratulations goes to the 3rd grade classes for turning in the most donations towards their basket.  Keep up the good work! Heather Blackburn PTA Silent Auction Chair


DMPS Considers New Attendance Areas


It’s been more than 25 years since DMPS made comprehensive changes to elementary school attendance areas. A lot changes in a quarter of a century, and to better serve students and meet the needs of schools the district is considering new attendance areas for many elementary schools. Click the headline to learn about the plan and share your opinion.

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Reading Buddies


The fifth grade students in Ms. Willert’s class read the ABC books they made to the kindergarten students in Mrs. Berg’s class. Click the headline to read about it and see more pictures!

Upcoming Events

May 05
Teacher Appreciation Week
May 07
School Nurse's Day
May 26
NO SCHOOL- Holiday
May 29
5th Grade Exhibition and Recognition
May 30
Last 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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