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2820 E. 24th Street | Des Moines, IA 50317
Phone: 515-242-8408 | Fax: 515-323-8619

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Welcome to the new Garton Elementary School website! Here you can find out what’s for lunch, learn about upcoming news and events and much more. Use the menu at the top of the page or the Quick Links menu to the right to find what you’re looking for.

DMPS Virtual Backpack

We are pleased to welcome you to the virtual backpack for Des Moines Public Schools,  our central hub for information about school and community events and information of interest to students and their families. The new virtual backpack allows the Des Moines Public School District to distribute school and community information electronically to parents, staff, and students. Click here to visit the virtual backpack!

Des Moines Public Schools uses Nutrislice to provide easier and more complete menu information about breakfast and lunch at all of our schools.

Visit DMPS Nutrislice to see what’s for breakfast or lunch at any school on any day of the school year.

If you have a student that will be preschool age for the upcoming school year, please click on the below link.

2019-2020 Preschool Information

2019-2020 Kindergarten Medical Paperwork.

Please find the attached documents that your 19-20 Kindergartner will need to start school.  If you have any questions, please call the Nurse, Mrs. Wells at 242-8408.

Checklist for Medical Paperwork

Dental Screening

Student Medical Report – Physical

Vision Screening


All Events
  • First Day of School

  • No School – May be reserved for conferences

  • Professional Development – No school

  • Professional Development – No school

  • Election Day – No School