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Findley Aims High [Video]


To kick off the year, enjoy this brief video featuring the smiling faces of students from last year.  We are so excited to have all of our students back for the new school year – this year we have new faces and changes but will also continue the many successes we’ve had in the last … Read more »

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Findley 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 Findley 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.

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Bell Times Change at Findley this Fall


Students at 19 elementary schools, including Findley Elementary, will adjust their schedule by 10 minutes this fall. It’s a move that will give bus drivers much needed time to get from school to school. Click on the image to read more about how the small time change will improve student safety and save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Kindergarten Jump Start


Kindergarten Jump Start will take place on Wednesday, June 25 and Thursday, June 26 from 8:30-11:30 for all incoming kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please call the office to sign your child up at 242-8407.


School Boundary Changes


  Findley families, please review the approved boundary changes on the Des Moines website for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please let the office know if you have any questions.


Fifth Graders Leave a Legacy


On June 2nd, 2014 at 10:00am, the fifth grade class of the 2013-2014 dedicated the first ever Findley Legacy Project to the staff and students for years to come.  It was 100% brainstormed, developed, planned, created and designed by the students and spear-headed by the art teacher, Miss Jorgensen. Students developed a large scale reading … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 29
Meals From the Heartland
Sep 01
No School
Sep 04
Back-To-School Night


We welcome Jaclyn Dehner (Guidance), Allison Smith (2nd Grade), Lisa Wall (ELL) and Eric Petterson (Physical Education), as new staff members to Findley!

Bell times have changed this year! Findley classes will begin at 8:35am and end at 3:30pm.  If you have any questions, please contact our main office.

Head Start classes are no longer located at Findley Elementary.  For more information about enrollment, please visit the district homepage.


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About Findley Elementary School


3025 Oxford Ave., Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-8407 | E:


Findley Elementary School is a neighborhood school serving preschool through fifth grade students. Findley’s mission is to accept nothing less than high academic and social achievement from every student. Read more…

Welcome to Findley Elementary School, where we are committed to our mission: Building Big Dreamers and High Achievers.

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