School News


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.


Mr. Eric Galvin Wins Golden Apple Award


Congratulations to Goodrell Middle School teacher Eric Galvin, winner of the WHO-TV/Allied Insurance Golden Apple Award. Principal Craig Leager says Galvin, a 26-year veteran, is a passionate educator who goes above and beyond to help students succeed academically, emotionally and socially. Click the image to read more.

Upcoming Events

Feb 02
Boys Basketball @ Merrill
Feb 05
Boys Basketball vs. Weeks
Feb 09
Boys Basketball vs. Callanan
Feb 09
Goodrell Booster Club
Feb 10
Metro Honor Band

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

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Sport practices run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  

Students interested in the 6th grade intramural program 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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