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McKinley Fundraiser – Discount Cards


McKinley students are raising funds that can be used to help improve our playground and school. Please consider purchasing a $10 discount card good for discounts at many different businesses in our area. The card more than pays for itself and is valid for a calendar year! Click here for a short video that describes … Read more »


Eagle Way Students of the Week


Way to go, Eagles! These students are our Eagle Way Students of the Week. They have made an outstanding effort to show the Eagle Way characteristics of being respectful, responsible and safe while at school. Keep up the great work!


McKinley Spring Spruce Up Day!


McKinley Eagles were out in full force to beautify our school grounds in honor of Earth Day. Students tended our garden, planted seeds, decorated tree stump slices for a walkway through the garden, painted wood pallets that will be used to make a compost bin, made bird feeders, decorated new trash cans, picked up trash, … 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 »


Attention: Families of Current 5th Graders!


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 »

03.03.2017 C. Wright

Eagle Way Class of the Week


Congratulations to Mr. Wright’s 4th grade class for earning recognition as the Eagle Way Class of the Week on March 3rd. Keep up the great work, Eagles!

Upcoming Events

Apr 26
Adjusted Dismissal
May 03
Adjusted Dismissal
May 10
Adjusted Dismissal
May 17
Adjusted Dismissal
May 24
Adjusted Dismissal

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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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