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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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New Location

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

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Weather snow

From time to time during the winter months, the weather may force a change in the normal school schedule. We want you to be prepared and know where to get information.

Parents talk with a Des Moines Teacher

Want to get the most out of your student conference? Here are seven questions to ask during your conference. Use these questions to build a stronger partnership with your student’s teacher and school.

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Making a decision about weather-related school closures and schedule changes is always difficult because so many different situations have to be considered. We do our very best to balance the many interests at stake, but we recognize that no matter what decision we make, it will not please everyone.

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Ready for your review! You are invited to dig deep into data and track our progress using an interactive annual report.
 

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We refinanced bonds sold in 2009, saving taxpayers $1.2 million in repayment costs. The savings will lower the amount of money that will be collected from taxpayers to pay off previously issued bonds. 

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Our graduation rate is up for the sixth year in a row! The class of 2019 graduated at 83.3%, an increase of more than two points over last year and more than 20 points since 2013. 

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Highline Public Schools extended the lottery deadline to November 4 for residents to land a seat on the community-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee (CFAC). Help prioritize schools Highline builds in the future!

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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