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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.

Free Breakfast and Lunch at Perkins

Perkins Elementary will begin offering free breakfast and lunch for “all” students starting with the upcoming school year.  We have offered free breakfast in the past and are fortunate to offer free lunch as well.  No more worrying about adding money to your child’s account!!

Pick up and Drop off Procedures

Please make sure that when you drop off or pick up your child as a car rider, you do so in a safe and orderly fashion.  Never pick up or drop off randomly in the middle of the road.  Mainly this is a safety concern as it makes it harder to see for pedestrians, and can cause someone to hit you from behind.  Also, please do not use the bus lane on College St. as this is reserved for….buses.

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!

Fall Conferences

Fall Conferences will take place on Oct 28 and 29.  Please make sure you have signed up for them.  Contact your child’s teacher if you have not already done so.

All Events
  • No School – May be reserved for conferences

  • Professional Development – No school

  • Professional Development – No school

  • Election Day – No School

  • School Board Meeting