School News

Ameri Corps Commitment Opportunities


The Des Moines Public Schools AmeriCorps Program is hiring 20 and 30 hour a week positions with a start date of December 1, 2017. An AmeriCorps Member will serve as a literacy tutor in an elementary building. The DMPS AmeriCorps tutoring member will collaborate with school staff to improve and maintain reading proficiency for elementary students in … Read more »

Notification for bad weather test


The District is testing the bad weather message on November 16th @ 2:30.  You will be notified that this is just a test!!!  Please click on the link below for more information regarding the bad weather message test.   Bad Weather Message 17-18

Winter Break


NO SCHOOL – December 22nd – January 2nd

Polar Express & Pajama Day


Come to school on December 21st in your pajama and enjoy the day with friends watching The Polar Express.

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade Title Night


Do you like to make gingerbread houses? Well come to Garton and make your own!!!  We are having our Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade Title Night on December 14th, from 5:30-7:00.  Hope to see everyone for our Gingerbread Night!!!

Thanksgiving Break


NO SCHOOL November 22nd – 24th

Upcoming Events

Nov 22
No School
Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 12
School Board Meeting
Dec 14
Kindergarten-2nd Grade Gingerbread Title Night
Dec 15
Popcorn Day

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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