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2016-2017 Supply Lists


Click Here: 2016-2017 Supply Lists Please click above to see the supply list for the 2016-2017 school year.    


2016-2017 Hillis Elementary Registration


Registration dates for 2016-2017 are as follows: July 26-10:00 AM-2:00 PM July 27-10:00 AM-2:00 PM July 28-1:00 PM-7:00 PM We will be using the new online registration-computers will be available.  Book fees, bussing information, supply lists, fee waivers available! *Online registration opens July 5.


Kindergarten Jump Start


Hillis is excited to have your child join our Kindergarten teachers for two hours BOTH the 8th and 9th of August from 9:00-11:00.  We will be getting to know everyone and our school.   *Parents, please plan to stay for the first 30 minutes on August 8th.  We are looking forward to meeting you!

summer school

Summer School is in Session


Hillis Elementary is running summer school for select students from Monday, June 13 through Friday, July 1.  It resumes again on Monday, July 11 and wraps up on Friday, July 29th.  Summer school begins at 8:00 AM with breakfast and ends at 12:00 PM after lunch is served.  Students will enjoy field trips, academic focus, … Read more »


Summer Assistance for Families in Need


If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.


High Tech Meets Visitor Sign-In at Hillis


At DMPS, we work to ensure that students are receiving a great education in schools that are not only first-rate learning environments, but are also safe and secure. Over the years DMPS has taken many steps to better ensure the safety and well being of our students, staff, parents and visitors. This spring and summer, DMPS will begin implementing an Electronic Visitor Check-In system for parents and visitors. Click on the headline to read more.

Upcoming Events

Jul 28
2016-2017 Registration
Aug 08
Kindergarten Jump Start
Aug 24
First Day of School
Aug 24
First Day of School

2401 56th St, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-8412 | F: 515-279-0942

About Hillis Elementary School


2401 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-8412 | E: 


We serve students in preschool through fifth grade. Our teachers design and facilitate lessons to make learning relevant and rigorous, and use the latest research behind effective math instruction and methodology. Read More…

We are glad to share with you a bit about our school and why we think Hillis is the place where Dreamers Learn To Dream Big!

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