School News


Edmunds Students do Yoga


Edmunds Elementary students have something new in their morning routine this year: daily Yoga instruction. With a positive language of wellness and focus, the “Yoga 4 Classrooms” program was designed to help students achieving stress reduction and to support wellness and community for the students and teachers. Edmunds is the only Elementary school in the … Read more »

DMPS app

Edmunds Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Edmunds and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


Edmunds, Downtown Begin New School Year


The Downtown School and Edmunds Elementary School kicked off the 2014-15 school year on Wednesday. For Edmunds, it was the start of the second year in their brand new home. We tagged along with ELL teacher Regan Davidson (pictured at left) as she led 2nd and 3rd graders through day one of classes. Click the image to read and see more.


Edmunds Adopts Yoga for the Classroom


The Edmunds Elementary staff met for a busy day of training in June to prepare for a new program, “Yoga 4 Classrooms,” an innovative program for improving student’s physical, emotional and comprehension skills. Click on the image to learn more about it.


A Note from the Principal


Edmunds opened with great fanfare in 2013 and Principal Rittman and the Edmunds Elementary staff set high expectations for all of their students as they started school in their new building. As academic year 2013-2014 draws to a close, click on the image to read Principal Rittman’s thoughts about the first year.


Singing, Dancing Part of Last Day at Edmunds


Edmunds Elementary 5th graders sang a new pop song and danced an old folk dance for the 4th grade class and their parents before being applauded by the entire student body as they left the building for a picnic. Today brought the school year at Edmunds to a close. Click the image to see more photos of their celebration.

Upcoming Events

Sep 01
Labor Day: No School
Sep 18
Culture Fair
Oct 02
K/1 Parent Activity Night
Oct 08
Fall Conferences
Oct 09
Fall Conferences
Edmunds takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

About Edmunds Elementary School


950 15th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

P: 515-242-8406 | E:


The Edmunds community provides a relevant, engaging and challenging learning environment. Each child attending Edmunds will be equipped to use their experiences in meaningful ways throughout their lives. Read More…

The Edmunds community provides a relevant, engaging and challenging learning environment.

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