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Tutoring Sign Up at Edmunds Elementary


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

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Kindergarteners Roar with Excitement


Kindergarteners are roaring with excitement this 2014-15 school year. In Miss Smith’s Kindergarten room, there are so many activities that it is hard to keep up. With the extra volunteers that work with the class they are able to do more craft projects while also keeping up with academics. Miss Smith’s classroom is full of … Read more »

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Second Grade Mentors


The second graders in Miss Forts room have been working hard to accomplish wonderful things in reading. The kids enjoy several kinds of books and have been working on different comprehension skills, such as story element, character response and retelling stories. The 2nd graders also love to read to their kindergarten reading partners; they are … Read more »


4th Graders Win MLK Celebration Art Contest


We’re excited to have two Edmunds students, 4th graders Jeremy Gradford and Raechel Gradford to have been selected as winners of the Forest Avenue Library Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration Art Contest!  Many Edmunds students from 3rd through 5th grades entered the competition and learned a lot about Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in … Read more »

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3rd Graders are Thankful


So many of the students at Edmunds have a lot to be thankful for, and the students in Ms. Anderson’s 3rd grade class have discussed and shared about this often. The 3rd graders  had a writing project this last month to share what they are thankful for. They wrote out their thoughts and then shared … Read more »




Edmunds students were treated to a traditional Holiday treat in December with special presentations of The Nutcracker ballet. Students attended two separate performances of The Nutcracker on Friday December 12th. One show was at Hoyt Sherman Place, performed by Ballet Des Moines, who donated all the tickets for the school. The second show was at … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 04
Feb 05
4th Grade to Civic Center: Scrap Arts Music
Feb 05
Feb 06
No School: Conference Comp Day
Feb 09
No School: Winter Intercession
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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