School News

Online Registration Begins July 17th


Online Registration for the 2017-18 school year will begin July 17, 2017. For additional information, including an Online Registration Guide, click here or the title above. You can prepare for registration by visiting your Parent Portal and looking for the new Online Registration tab on the left side of the page. Don’t remember your Username and/or password? Send … Read more »

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 »

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.

See How Our Garden Grows!


       The Park Avenue Word Garden has grown leaps and bounds since school let out. Stop by on Thursday, July 27th from 3:00 to 7:00 to have a look, and possibly score some vegetables.  

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 »

Changes at Park Avenue


Work on the bus lanes along Park Avenue and SW 7th Street has progressed! The elevator project is moving on up and there is a brand new sidewalk to bring children from the corner of Park Avenue and SW 9th Street. You will be asked to select a new pick up option for your child during … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jul 27
Elementary Registration Night
Aug 01
School Board Meeting
Aug 08
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 09
Kindergarten Jumpstart
Aug 10
Kindergarten Jumpstart

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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