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4301 College | Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: 515-242-8430 | Fax: 515-323-8638

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Welcome to the new Perkins Elementary School School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

Third, Fourth, and Fifth-Grade Music Concert

Come out of the cold and enjoy the songs of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders next Thursday, February 28th at 6:00pm.  The concert will be held at the Franklin Junior High auditorium on the corner of 48th and Franklin Avenue.  The students have created and designed their own concert just for you!  We hope to see you there!


Roosevelt High School has a mentoring program for students who may be in need.  If you think your child could use some mentoring, please contact our principal, Michael Derrick. Perkins continually tries to find ways to support our students, so please feel free to reach out at any time.

New Lunch Count Policy

Students are able to choose from two different lunch options each day. To help our food service staff better prepare the food, we have to start only offering option two for students who enter school after 7:30am. We frequently have lunch count issues and this will help solve our lunch count problems. Parents, please make every effort to drop off  your student on time. Thank you and have a great break!

New After-School Car Pick-Up Procedure

We are going to change the car rider pick-up process to help students be safe. Starting January 7th we will pick-up as we drop-off by having one line instead of two.  We will use cones in a similar fashion and have cars pull around further to allow more cars off the the street. We also need to not have cars park in the few spots by the sidewalk as this is where kids and staff will be to load cars like we do in the morning when we unload. Kids will gather in the outdoor classroom area and near the sidewalk to prepare to enter cars. This will make things much safer for kids. Thank you for helping us make this switch!

DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools,  our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. The new virtual backpack allows the Des Moines Public School District to distribute school and community information electronically to parents, staff, and students. Click here to visit the virtual backpack!

All Events
  • Memorial Day – No School

  • Fifth-Grade Promotion

  • Last Day of School – Elementary/Middle Schools

  • Last Day of School – High School

  • School Board Meeting