School News


Students throwing the Javelin


Students are getting an experience not everyone gets in their healthy choices class.  They each are getting to do a variety of track and field events including throwing the javelin.

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Science in Action


Ms. Gibb’s second hour class watches their student teacher, Ms. MIllage, as she “erupts” a volcanic model.


Goodrell Middle School Student Musicians Perform in All-City Concert


Goodrell Middle School student musicians were chosen to participate in a city-wide concert in March. The performance featured a chorus, band and orchestra. Click on the headline to read more about this special night!

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Metro Waste Authority Visits Goodrell


Ms. Gibb’s Seventh Grade science students at Goodrell Middle School welcomed Mary Gillaspey from Metro Waste Authority who spoke to them about where their trash goes when they throw it away.


Leader of the Pride Trip


Leaders of the Pride took in an Iowa Energy game at the annual Energy School Day game. A total of 111 Goodrell students attended the game and cheered the Iowa Energy to a high scoring victory. This is the second year in a row that The Leaders of the Pride have attended this event.


Goodrell Staff Show Appreciation


The teachers and other staff members at Goodrell took the time to write each student a note of encouragement and appreciation.  Notes were places on student lockers overnight so students would come to school on the last day before break seeing a note showing that they are appreciated.

Upcoming Events

Apr 28
Track Meet @ North
May 02
Spring Walk to School Day
May 02
All Pro Dad Meeting
May 02
Go the Distance Day
May 05
Girls Soccer vs. Hoyt

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

Bulletin Board

We are beginning our final term.  Working together we will end the year strong.

Soccer and track season are in full gear.  Come and support our student-athletes.

Lots of great opportunities for our students coming up to end the school year.  Check out the calendar of events for a list of everything going on.

Calendar of Events


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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