School News


Community Resources


Bidwell Riverside is a local community resource that is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to assist families to relieve the strain of poverty and allow them more time to do other important things. Their goal is to help in a way that will allow families to break the cycle of poverty. Click the … Read more »


Amazing Summer Camps!


Looking for fun activities this summer? How about some summer camps? There are so many available, and the document linked below gives you more information about each of them. Enjoy! Summer Camp List 2017


Eagle Way Class of the Week!


Congratulations to this week’s Eagle Way Class of the Week. Respectful. Responsible. Safe. The McKinley Eagle Way!


The McKinley Carnival!


A carnival? Yes, a carnival! McKinley is celebrating the end of a fantastic school year with a carnival on Friday, May 26th from 1 to 3 p.m. All students are eligible to participate. Click the link below to check out all the fun and excitement planned for that day! The McKinley Carnival Commercial


Middle School Transition Program


Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce we will once again offer FREE summer programming available at DMPS middle schools for students who will be in 6th grade next year. Dates are June 5 through July 14 with breakfast from 8:30 – 9 a.m. and programming from 9 to 11:30 a.m. This is a … Read more »


Summer Child Care Available


Metro Kids will again offer summer child care programming in 2017. Metro Kids hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with field trips 3 times a week. Activities include swimming and excursions to popular local attractions. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided at each site. Please plan to send a sack lunch each day unless … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 29
Memorial Day Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School
Aug 07
Jump Start (8-11 a.m. Daily)
Sep 04
Labor Day

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About McKinley Elementary School


1610 SE 6th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8423 | F: 515-242-8496 | E: 


McKinley Elementary serves as a school and as a resource center for our diverse community. Many of our PK-5 students bring a rich cultural heritage that finds expression at McKinley, a school that has served the community since 1902. Read More…

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