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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

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Children turning 5 years old on or before August 31 can start kindergarten in the 2019-20 school year. Register your incoming kindergartener to have access to free kindergarten readiness programs and materials.

Oversight Committee members meet for a quarterly bond progress report.

Six community members and experts keep an eye on our 2016 school bond projects and finances. We provide quarterly reports to the Oversight Committee and the school board. Get the status on every bond project and other capital projects in this report summary. We're on target with the 2016 school bond.

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Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the summer through the federally funded Simplified Summer Food Program. The program provides funding for several of our schools to serve children living in South King County. 

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The Board of Directors will hold a public budget hearing on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

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