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: Des Moines Elementary School, 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.
It takes a village! And the village leaders came out to celebrate with Highline Public Schools as district officials, architects and project staff broke ground for a new Des Moines Elementary School at Zenith Park on June 8, 2018.