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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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New Location

We opened a new school at 23801 16th Avenue South. We'll see you there this fall! 

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Creating an Education System where everyone belongs

Please join us on September 25 at 7:00 p.m. to share your thoughts and participate in a community conversation on how to create a better future for special education in Washington state. 

A McMicken Heights teacher gives a student a high five.

Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college and at work. Students can suffer academically if they miss 10% of the school. That's just one day every two weeks. 

White Center Heights students on the first day of school.

It is almost time for school to start! Here are nine things to do as you get ready for the first day of school.

Our Mission

At Des Moines Elementary, we value each of the roles within our community. We view students, families, teachers, and staff as integral components to ongoing success. We see every member of our community as having something to offer, something to gain, and many ways to demonstrate success.

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