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New School Hours


New Perkins school hours. Ask for a magnet.

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Important Future Dates


CLICK ON THE TITLE! Come and visit your school and meet your wonderful teachers! Schedule for Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:00pm to 4:00pm Kindergarten Orientation 4:00pm to 5:00pm Kindergarten Picnic 4:00pm to 6:00pm Open House First Day od School is: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Early dismissal at 2:00 pm


Jumpstart-A Hit at Perkins!!


“…Thank you for the Kindergarten Jumpstart! [My daughter] loved Kindergarten Jumpstart & she is even more excited for the school year to start” Perkins has implemented a new Jumpstart program for the 2nd year in a row. The idea is to just douse the kids with experiences and background knowledge before they get to grade … Read more »

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Perkins Attendance/Boundary Letters


Perkins boundary letters have been posted, for you to peruse, on the web page in five languages. It is posted under the parent tab called School Boundaries. Then click on the word letters.


Perkins Supply List!


School/Grade Level Supply lists have been posted under the resource Tab. You need to only click on the link and the supply list will present itself using Microsoft Word.


Bell Times Change at Perkins this Fall


Students at 19 elementary schools, including Perkins Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Upcoming Events

Aug 19
Kindergarten Orientation
Aug 19
Kindergarten Picnic
Aug 19
Open House
Aug 20
First Day of School-Early Dismissal
Aug 22
Perkins Parade

4301 College, Des Moines, IA 50311
P: 515-242-8430 | F: 515-274-1367

About Perkins Elementary School


4301 College, Des Moines, IA 50311

P: 515-242-8430  | E: 


Perkins Academy is a culturally diverse community of high achieving students. Academic Data Teams and student data are the catalyst of Professional development and instruction throughout the year. Read More…

Perkins is leading the way in the classroom and understands the power of education….

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