School News


Connecting Students Through String


Every student in the school had the pleasure of working with resident artist, Amanda Morrow, during their normal art classes.  Amanda Morrow is a local artist and designer that helped kids create two large-scale string art pieces.  The first one, which reads “I Have a Dream” will be auctioned off at their annual fundraiser that … Read more »


College Visits a Top Priority for Findley


Fifth graders caught some extra fairy dust after Peter Pan Thursday, November 5th and “flew” on over to Grand View University for a college visit. They tapped into their sociology skills, met with Grand View students, worked with kinesiology professor Dr. Z, took some tours and spoke about what it meant to be a scholar. … Read more »


Peter Pan Soars to the top of Findley Favorites


Our entire student body enjoyed an incredible performance by North High School Theatre ( of Peter Pan. The theatrics, the music, the mechanics and the talent were out of this world! We are so proud of our very own Findley students who were in the production and all of the talent from throughout the Northside! … Read more »


4th Graders Move with Mr. Ben


Flying, fairy dust and college visits? You’d think that’d would be enough to exhaust someone but not Findley students! Fourth graders enjoyed a special visit from Mr Ben on Wednesday who worked with students on dance skills in preparation for when they see Pilobolous at the Civic Cenyer on November 10th. Students had a blast … Read more »


Go Red!


As part of our annual tradition, students and staff are celebrating Red Ribbon Week (Oct 26-30) at Findley Elementary School. Students will be engaging in activities that promote a drug free and healthy lifestyle. We ask for families to participate and discuss healthy choices with their children as it relates to helping them to achieve … Read more »


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines like Findley may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible, students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Nov 25
Thanksgiving Break (No School) (11/25-11/29)
Dec 08
Harding Band/Orchestra Winter Concert
Dec 10
3rd Grade Performance at JDF
Dec 10
2nd/3rd Grade Fine Arts Night


All Wednesdays have a dismissal time of 2:00pm.

It is the policy of the Des Moines Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you believe you have (or your child has) been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact the Equity Coordinator, Isaiah McGee at 2323 Grand Avenue, Des Moines 50312, IA 50263, 515-242-7662

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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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