School News

Report Cards


Report Cards will be sent home on November 16th.

Box Tops


Park Avenue participates in Box Tops for Education. Please save those box tops and send them to school!

Thanksgiving Break


NO SCHOOL-Thanksgiving Break November 21-23

Veterans Day Assembly


Veterans Day Assembly Friday, November 9th at 9:30

Park Avenue Auditorium

Iowa Wild Hockey Field Trip


Grades 1-5 will be attending a field trip to the Iowa Wild Hockey game on November 8th. Please be sure to turn in your permission slips!

Upcoming Events

Nov 20
School Board Meeting
Nov 21
No School
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Break – No School
Dec 04
Hearing Screenings
Dec 06
Hearing Screenings

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: 

New School Hours: 7:30 AM to 2:25 PM


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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