School News


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

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K-2 Field Day Postponed


Due to the weather and field conditions, the field day for kindergarten through 2nd grade students is being postponed until May 17th.  The start and end times will remain the same.


High Tech Meets Visitor Sign-In at Greenwood


At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.

Fall picture

Fall Festival and Auction


PTA will be hosting a Fall Festival and Auction on October 2nd.  The festivities kick off at 5:30.  Join us for Thelma’s Ice Cream, Gusto Pizza and Fall themed activities.  There will be inflatables, games, prizes, crafts and a DJ for the kids and a chance to bid on weekend getaways, fine dining and holiday … Read more »


School Pictures


School Picture Day is coming!!! We will begin taking pictures bright and early on October 2nd.


Back to School Night


Back to school night is coming soon!!!   Come and meet your new teacher. Open House will be held on August 24th from 5:30-6:00 for kindergarten students and from 6 until 7 for grades 1-5.

Upcoming Events

Aug 24
First Day of School

316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8410 | F: 515-277-5673

About Greenwood Elementary School


316 37th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8410 | E:


Greenwood School serves nearly 380 elementary students, from first generation Americans to descendants of Des Moines’ founding families. Read More…

On behalf of myself and the entire staff at Greenwood Elementary School, I would like to welcome you to our website.

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