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1800 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515-242-8422 | Fax: 515-242-7391

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Welcome to the new Downtown School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools,  our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. The new virtual backpack allows the Des Moines Public School District to distribute school and community information electronically to parents, staff, and students. Click here to visit the virtual backpack!

Des Moines Public Schools uses Nutrislice to provide easier and more complete menu information about breakfast and lunch at all of our schools.

Visit DMPS Nutrislice to see what’s for breakfast or lunch at any school on any day of the school year.

Des Moines Public Schools uses Infinite Campus as its web-based student information system.

Click Here to access the Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal

All Events
  • 5/6 Winter Program

  • All School Sing!

  • Winter Break – No School

  • Holiday – Offices Closed

  • Holiday – Offices Closed