Des Moines Elementary School
With passage of the 2016 bond, we constructed a new 700-student Des Moines Elementary School on the district-owned Zenith Park site to house Des Moines students, with room for growing enrollment.
Construction started at the end of the 2018-19 school year. The new school opened on-time and on-budget September 4, 2019. The grand opening ceremony was held September 26, 2019.
Planning workshops with staff guided the architects in creating a design that supports the educational specifications. School staff, families and community members helped plan, design and name our new school.
Site Location: 23801 16th Ave South, Des Moines WA 98198
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Enjoy this aerial view of the new Des Moines Elementary School while dreaming about our students all returning in person. We have never been more proud of our Highline community than this year. Thanks for your continued support of Highline Public Schools students and staff!
Librarian Karen Smith and 5th grade student Sahiba Minhas helped Principal Rick Wisen and district leaders cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Des Moines Elementary School. 300+ community members toured the new school.
The Grand Opening Celebration for your new Des Moines Elementary School is September 26. Find out more and RSVP to save a seat.
Six community members and experts keep an eye on our 2016 school bond projects and finances. We provide quarterly reports to the Oversight Committee and the school board. Get the status on every bond project and other capital projects in this report summary. We're on target with the 2016 school bond.