Welcome to Wright

I welcome you to Wright Elementary School, a true treasure of Des Moines’s Southside! Since 1961, our neighborhood school has offered a safe, caring and engaging learning environment for students. Wright is the only Artful Learning School in the Des Moines Public Schools. Our students are actively experiencing, inquiring, creating and reflecting on a daily basis.

Three arts-based, conceptual units are taught in each grade level throughout the year in order to deepen students’ thinking and demonstrate learning through multiple modes. Drama, music, visual arts and dance are interwoven throughout the school day in all subject areas.

Wright Elementary is a community of learners with a committed staff, supportive families and generous business partners. Student growth is fostered in academics, creativity and collaboration. I am proud to be part of this extraordinary family of artists, teachers and scholars.

Michelle Hurlburt, Wright Principal