Welcome to Wright

I welcome you to Wright Elementary School, a true treasure of the 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 and understanding of content.

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 team!

Michelle Hurlburt, Principal

Wright Elementary is about kindness, teamwork, creativity, and fun. We try our best every day to have integrity and perseverance.

We are all leaders!