School News

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Perkins will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 90 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.

Miss Sandy is Retiring!


We’re so sad to see her go, but happy for her and the next chapter in her life. The Perkin’s staff would like to honor her devotion to our children with a little open house on Monday, May 21st at 4:00-5:30, in the library. Please join us as we say thank you and goodbye.

Art Room News


Hopefully the students have mentioned the mural project to you by now.  This years 5th grade students are currently designing a mural that will be 8×10 and will be displayed on a stairwell landing inside the building. They have chosen to make the theme of their mural “Life long learning in Des Moines”  They have … Read more »

Kindergarten Signup


Kindergarten signup will be on APRIL 11, 2018 FROM 1:00PM TO 6:00PM. Be first to register your kindergartener for the 2018-2019 School year.

Party Time!


Please join us in the Perkins Elementary library on Friday, May 11th, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm to honor the retirement of Mr. Koss. All former and current families and students are welcome!

Battle of the Books!


Congratulations to our Battle of the Books team for coming in 3rd place at the Regional Competition on March 23rd. The Battle of the Books team included, Ian Copeland, Eli Boerner, Aubrey Smith, Lauren Hutchings, Henry Godar, Aiden Dow, Alicia Rus, and Sam Bronsink. Also, a special congrats goes to Henry Godar for getting 2nd place … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jul 04
Independence Day
Jul 10
School Board Meeting
Jul 16
Online Registration Begins
Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School

Perkins Elementary School is a

Becoming the Model for Urban Education

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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