School News


Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback


Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.


Students Partner with Veterans Hospital


Connor Conklin (6th grade) & Caleb Cook (8th grade) sing a duet at the Veterans Affairs Central Iowa Medical Center. Goodrell students sing songs, read books and decorate the hallways for the holidays as part of a partnership between the school and the hospital.

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Order Your Goodrell Gear Online!


Goodrell is partnering with MyLocker, an online custom apparel company, to offer a new source for ordering all types of Goodrell gear.  With this partnership you can customize your Goodrell clothing with different styles of clothing, colors schemes, and personalized names.  Goodrell will receive a portion of every sale back to help the school.  You … Read more »


Kofu Student Exchange Program


 Click here to download the application The student trip to Kofu, Japan, is one of the most enriching educational experiences offered to students in the Des Moines Public Schools. Because of the high interest in this program and the limited number of participants, we use a rigorous process to choose students who will gain the … Read more »


DMPS Evening Activities Cancelled – January 5


Due to the forecast this afternoon and evening (MONDAY, January 5) for snow and low temperatures, all high school athletic events and middle school activities at DMPS are cancelled today. Classes will dismiss at their normal time and the Metro Kids afterschool program will operate as normal. There will be no middle school activities bus. High … Read more »


Goodrell Girls Head to Basketball Shootout


The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.

Upcoming Events

Mar 26
Des Moines All City Music Festival
Apr 13
Goodrell Booster Club
Apr 13
Band Extravaganza at EHS
Apr 18
Middle School Large Group Music Festival
Apr 25
Adventureland Band Festival

Goodrell is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

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Students interested in the 6th grade intramural program or 7th/8th graders interested in soccer should register at

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About Goodrell Middle School


3300 E. 29th Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

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Goodrell Middle School is a choice school offering programs designed to help students develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills necessary to participate actively and responsibly in an ever-changing world. Read more..

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