School News

4th Grade gets University Map Lesson


The University of Iowa’s Dr. Tom Rice brought his map mini-course to 4th grade classes on Friday, September 29th. Dr. Rice, a map enthusiast himself, added to the 4th grade cartography unit with an hour devoted to studying types of maps, map making and map folding. “This has to be the best fourth-grade class I’ve … Read more »



Want to help our our Findley PTO with fundraising?  Click the pic!  Findley PTO helps fund so much of what we do at Findley including extracurricular activities, field trips, teacher appreciate and more.  Help us help our scholars!

Iowa Credit Union Visits Findley Dreamer Academy


The Dreamer Academy welcomed 45 visitors from the Iowa Credit Union League today. They came from across Iowa and took a break from their 3-day conference in Des Moines to tour Findley, learn about the Dreamer Academy community partnerships and meet our Dreamers! 9 Findley scholars shared lunch in the library and taught our visitors … Read more »

Findley Students, Brooklyn Artist Team Up on Project


Brooklyn-based artist Dave Eppley has 120 assistants for a new installation he’s preparing for the Des Moines Art Center. Click the photo to read how students here at Findley Elementary School are contributing their talents to a new work that will be unveiled at the art museum later this Fall.

Spotted: Herd of Jamarisaurus Rex!


Yesterday, our playground was taken over by a herd of Jamarisaurus Rex! Their pack leader, Jamari aspires to be a Paleontologist when he grows up so that he can share his love of learning about dinosaurs and their history with the world. As always, #dreambig!

Morning Meeting Started with a Cyclone!


Cy, from Iowa State, visited morning meeting today (8/29)! He learned the Findley cheer, helped with the college cheer, picked up some breakfast, and gave out many high fives and hugs!

Upcoming Events

Oct 17
School Board Meeting
Oct 18
DMPS Job Fair
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development Day
Oct 27
No School – Professional Development 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

P: 515-242-8407 | E:
School Hours: 8:15 AM to 3:10 PM


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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