School News

Meet the teacher Night 2

Meet the Teacher Night Scheduled


SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us at Park Avenue Elementary School on Monday, August 21st from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. for Meet the Teacher Night. This is your student’s chance to bring their school supplies, see their new classroom and meet the teacher that will help them learn and grow during the coming … Read more »

Bridge Gone

Park Avenue Bridge Removed!


The Park Avenue Pedestrian Bridge has been demolished! The bus lane along Park Avenue will be extended to provide a safer option along that street. A pick up lane will also be added to SW 7th Street. You will be asked to select a new pick up option for your child during Meet The Teacher Night on August … Read more »

Online Registration

Online Registration Begins July 17th


Online Registration for the 2017-18 school year will begin July 17, 2017. Additional information will be available on this website and via an automated email, phone call and Parent Portal message in early July. In the meantime, you can prepare for registration by visiting your Parent Portal and looking for the new Online Registration tab … Read more »

School Supply List

School Supply List


Click HERE to see the school supply list for Fall 2017. You may also click on the headline above to reach the list.

Bell time change

New Dismissal Time for 2017-2018


Des Moines Public Schools will be increasing student contact minutes per day beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. What this means at Park Avenue Elementary is a change in dismissal time, Dismissal will be pushed back ten minutes to 3:10 p.m.  Wednesday dismissal time will change to 1:40 p.m. As in the past, class will start at … Read more »

Last Day of School Bus

The Last Day of Elementary School is May 30th


Des Moines Public Schools avoided snow days this year, meaning school is out for the summer before the end of May! THE last day of school for elementary and middle schools will be Tuesday, May 30th. PARK AVENUE WILL DISMISS AT NOON. Elementary students will eat lunch before dismissal.

Upcoming Events

Jul 27
Elementary Registration Night
Aug 08
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 09
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Aug 10
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Aug 10
Iowa State Fair

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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