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District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Garton will change with the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. Our new start time is 7:30 AM and we will dismiss at 2:25 PM, with a 75 minute early dismissal on Wednesdays. Please click on the headline to learn more about how we are engaging our staff to ensure an orderly transition when school resumes August 23.



There are new school hours for this coming school year.  The front doors will be open from 7:15-7:30, during that time we will be serving breakfast to the students.  School will begin at 7:30.  If your students arrive after 7:30, they will have to come to the office, check in and get a pass to … Read more »

Kindergarten Jump Start


Kindergarten Jump Start will be July 30th – August 1st from 9:00-11:00.  Please call the office at 242-8408 and save a spot for your 18-19 Kindergartner.  We look forward to meeting your student and watching them learn and grow!!!

Happy 4th of July


Office will be closed on July 4th.  Have a safe and fun 4th of July.

Registration Week


Registration week July 23rd – 27th.  The office will be open 7:00 am – 3:00 during that week.  We will be open late on Thursday, July 26th.  We will have computers set up in the office, for you to use.  If you have any questions or need help, please contact Ronda at 242-8408.

On Line Registration


Infinite Campus On Line Registration opens July 16th.  If you need any assistance, please call Ronda at 242-8408.

Upcoming Events

Aug 21
Open House
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting
Sep 18
School Board Meeting

2820 E 24th St, Des Moines, IA 50317
P: 515-242-8408 | F: 515-323-8619

About Garton Elementary School

2820 E. 24th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8408 | E: 


Garton is a successfully merged building of Adams and Garton elementary schools. Garton meets the diverse needs of all learners by providing support to ELL, Special Education and mentally and physically disabled students. Read More…

Welcome to Garton Elementary School! We are excited to work with you and your child!

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