School News


Tutoring Sign Up at Findley 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.


Findley Honors 200th Anniversary of Star Spangled Banner


To view the video of this event, please visit our Youtube page listed under our Announcements or linked in the full article of this event. Last week, all students at Findley Elementary celebrated the 200th Anniversary of The Star Spangled Banner during our daily Morning Meeting.  Principal Barb Adams introduced the event and Jane Olson, … Read more »


Findley a Big Winner Thanks to Golf Tourney


Superintendent Tom Ahart and Principal Barb Adams along with a dozen Findley Elementary students were special guests today at the Wakonda Club, where the were presented with a $100,000 donation from the Principal Charity Classic. The funds will support the school’s new Dreamer Academy. Click the photo to read and see more about this special event.

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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.

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
No School (Teachers Report)
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break (No School)
Dec 22
Winter Break (No School)


Check out Findley on Social Media! We have a Facebook page, Twitter account, Flickr stream and a Youtube channel that is constantly sharing the successes and work of Findley Students!  Click the links to be redirected!

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



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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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