School News

Online Registration


Online Registration is now open. You can register anytime from a device with internet access. Let us know if you have trouble logging in to the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus by calling the office at 242-8442. Thanks for completing the online registration as soon as possible!

DMPS Mobile App


Make sure you download the DMPS Mobile App for access to school information on your phone! More information can be found on the district webpage.

Open House


Join us Tuesday, August 21 for an Open House. Stop by anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to meet your teacher, drop off supplies and enjoy hot dogs and chips courtesy of Hy-Vee Fleur. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Kindergarten Jumpstart


Kindergarten Jumpstart is Thursday, August 16 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. This event if for all incoming kindergarten students. Parents will drop off their son/daughter to meet their teacher, spend time in the classroom, and receive a tour of the building. This helps ease nerves for children before the first day of school. Parents are welcome to … Read more »

School Hours for 18-19


The school day for elementary students is 7:30 a.m. – 2:25 p.m, every day except for Wednesday. Students are dismissed at 1:10 p.m. every Wednesday for early dismissal. The cafeteria doors will open at 7:15 a.m. for breakfast. Students may pick up breakfast in the cafeteria to enjoy in their classroom. All students will be … Read more »

District staff walk safe routes to school.

Scouting the Routes for Safe Walks to School


The school bell times at Wright 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.

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

Wright Elementary school is the only Artful Learning school in Des Moines. To learn more, click here.

About Wright Elementary School

5001 SW 14th St, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-242-8442 | F:  515-323-8649 | E: 


The Artful Learning model consists of four main elements—experience, inquire, create and reflect—which encourage and support best teaching practices and improve the manner in which both students and teachers learn. Read More…

I welcome you to Wright Elementary School, a true treasure on the south side!

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