School News


Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


No more pulling crumpled paper flyers from your student’s backpack! Opportunities in the community will now be available online, instead of jumbled up with homework and artwork. Read about child-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

School Supplies – thank you to John Deere Financial!


Each year, volunteers at John Deere Financial deliver all the school supplies needed for each Findley student. This gift is just one example of the many ways students benefit from our friends at JDF. The only item students need to bring to school is a backpack. We are grateful for our partnership with John Deere … Read more »

Findley Earns National Honors for Counseling


The American School Counselor Association announced that Findley Elementary School is a Recognized ASCA Model Program school for delivering a comprehensive, data-driven school counseling program and an exemplary educational environment. Findley is the fourth school at DMPS, and only the sixth school in all of Iowa, to earn this national honor for its counseling program. Click the photo to read more about our efforts led by counselor Jackie Dehner.

Findley Sings In Arts Advocacy at Capitol


Today was Arts Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, as students, teachers and parents gathered to urge legislators to support arts education. Students from Findley Elementary School kicked off the day as they sang in both chambers of the state legislature this morning. Click the photo to enjoy more picture of our students’ performance at the State Capitol.

Upcoming Events

Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 26
Graduation Walk
Aug 31
Back-to-School Open House
Sep 04
Labor Day

Findley Elementary School is a

Becoming the Model for Urban Education




NEW SCHOOL HOURS 2017-18, 8:15 – 3:10. All Wednesdays have a dismissal time of 1:40pm.

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

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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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