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Welcome to Des Moines Elementary

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Check out the 2018-19 tentative school calendar. 

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Have a great summer!

We can’t wait to see you in the fall!

Upcoming Events

Latest News

Fall 2018: Start & Dismissal Times are Changing

Based on input from families, students and staff, high schools will start later, starting in fall 2018. This change will also impact the start times of our middle and elementary schools.

Summer Office Hours

The Des Moines Elementary office is closed. We will reopen on August 8.

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We are thrilled to launch the new Highline website! Our new site is easier to navigate and accessible to users with disabilities. 

 Kids Eat Free All Summer

All Highline children can eat free breakfast, lunch and snacks during the summer through the federally-funded Summer Food Program. A child does not need to be a Highline student to participate.

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The 2017-18 school year is one to remember! We raised our graduation rate, passed a levy, broke new ground and did what we do best--graduate students prepared to choose their future. Look back at what we did together.

Highline leaders break ground for a new Des Moines Elementary.

It takes a village! And the village leaders came out to celebrate with Highline Public Schools as district officials, architects and project staff broke ground for a new Des Moines Elementary School at Zenith Park on June 8, 2018.

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