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Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students


Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. As of Aug. 1, 36% of Goodrell students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

Don’t Forget to Register!


Make sure to register TODAY for the 2017-2018 school year!

Success 4 Sixth Grade


Are you ready for 6th grade?? Join us Thursday, July 27th for our free day camp!  You’ll have a chance to get to know your fellow classmates, discover everything you need to know about your new school, and start building some Goodrell pride. Lunch and busing are provided. Pre-registration is required to attend. It runs … Read more »

8th Grade Celebration


8th grade celebration will be held May 30th at 8:30 am in the Goodrell Middle School auditorium.    

Dance Dance Dance


8th grade students and families! Harding Middle School has graciously invited DMPS middle school 8th graders to attend their Spring Formal. The dance will be held May 25th from 6-8pm at the Scottish Rite Temple. Tickets will be sold in the GMS library from 7:15-7:35.  They are $10.   Please call or email Ms. Van De … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 23
First Day of School
Aug 26
Graduation Walk
Sep 04
Labor Day
Sep 04
Labor Day

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

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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 an International Baccalaureate World School – Middle Years Programme, which 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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