School News


Des Moines University will give free Physicals for two days.


Every kid deserves a healthy start to the school year! Des Moines University students will conduct free back-to-school physicals under the supervision of licensed clinicians for students in need. Uninsured and underinsured families are encouraged to participate. When: Thursday, July 21 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 22, 1–6 p.m. Where: North High School 501 Holcomb Ave … Read more »

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8th Grade Celebration and Community Project Exhibition


Family and friends of Goodrell are invited to help us celebrate our 8th graders and cheer them on as they move to 9th grade! On May 31st at 1 pm we will hold our 8th grade celebration.  We will have special speakers, music provided by our own GMS Symphony!  After the ceremony the 8th graders … Read more »


Goodrell Competes at City-Wide Track Meet


Students from Goodrell and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.

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King’s LeBlanc Named Goodrell Principal


Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce that Peter LeBlanc will be the next principal at Goodrell Middle School, one of the district’s International Baccalaureate World Schools. LeBlanc is well known in the DMPS community. He served as principal of King Elementary School since 2011, where he saw an increase in overall enrollment and English Language Learner students and led efforts that increased attendance and achievement. Click the photo to read more.


Enrichment – What is that?


Enrichment is a class which targets the specific learning needs of students across various subject areas. We use assessment data from classes to determine how students will be placed in Enrichment. Students who are struggling with specific learning standards are placed in Enrichment classes, based on the most current assessment data, to get timely support … Read more »


School Hours


Students may enter the school building beginning at 7:10 AM on school days. Classes begin at 7:40 AM promptly. Students are expected to be in class at 7:40 AM. School ends at 2:30 PM (1:00 PM on Wednesdays). Students need to be picked up by 2:45 PM (1:15 PM on Wednesdays) or in the supervision … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 30
Memorial Day - No School
Jun 01
Last Day of School - Early Dismissal

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

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Mrs. Kockler was nominated for Life Changer of the Year.  Please visit this site to leave some awesome comments about the great work she has been doing at our school.

The Goodrell Musical, School House Rock, Jr., will take the stage on Thursday, March 3rd at 6pm.  Adults are $5 and students will be $3.

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About Goodrell Middle School


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

P: 515-242-8444 | E:


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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