Des Moines Elementary School
23801 16th Avenue South Des Moines, WA 98198

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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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See Our Schools 

We are hosting our first-ever school tour for community members on Wednesday, March 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. of Des Moines Elementary School. Come learn more about our schools and see our amazing students and staff in action.

Register by March 9

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New Location

Visit our new school at 23801 16th Avenue South. Thank you, voters!

Upcoming Events

Latest News

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Highline Schools Foundation is helping the district work to ensure that all families have access to broadband internet service when schools open this fall in full distance learning. Find out how to help.

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We know you have questions on distance learning, and we’re working on answers. Please plan on joining Superintendent Susan Enfield for a webinar on August 11 to ask questions and learn about our distance learning plan in fall 2020.

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Here is a high-level look at the 2020-21 school calendar. These dates and breaks are reflected in our website calendar. The calendar will be final after HEA members vote on it in August. At this time, we do not anticipate changes. 

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We are following state guidelines for reopening school with safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. To plan appropriately, we are asking you to tell us which option you are likely to select, based on what you know today. 

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All students need access to technology to learn and be prepared for today’s careers. On July 8, school board members voted to place a two-year $32.5-million technology levy on the November 3 ballot. The levy will not increase taxes beyond the current rate.

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.

Explore our mission