School News

Students stand in front of Japanese castle.

Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan


The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

A girl listens intently as another girl talks.

Cultural Exchange Builds Bridge to Understanding


Eighty-five St. Francis students rode across town from West Des Moines to meet 45 ELL students who’ve come to Meredith Middle School from all over the world. The cultural exchange included interviews, music, food and new friendships. Click on the headline to read more.

Gym teacher laughs with students.

Things Are Getting Physical at Meredith


Wow, things are really getting physical at Meredith Middle School this year! First, PE teacher Tara Stemsrud was recognized as the Middle School Teacher of the Year by the Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. And now the school has been named one of only ten SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America Impact Schools grant recipients for 2018. Click on the headline to read more.

LaShone Mosley scans ID on a DART bus.

Student IDs, DART Access to Change


The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

Meredith Students Participate at the DMPS Unified Sports Day!


Meredith students participated in the first ever DMPS Unified Sports Day which was put on in partnership with the Special Olympics.

Google CS First Roadshow and Congressman Young


Meredith students were able to take part in Google’s Computer Science Roadshow where they learned some coding basics alongside Congressman David Young.

Upcoming Events

Dec 17
Wrestling Meet
Dec 20
Wrestling Meet
Dec 20
Meredith Orchestra Concert
Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed

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

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7th grade Top Dawg Voting

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Classroom Supply List 2018-2019

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Meredith Mission Statement:

Meredith learners…
are proud and positive people who demonstrate leadership and service through our daily actions.
are accountable for excellence in and out of the classroom.
are welcoming of diversity and the opportunity to learn with and from each other.
are socially responsible and respectful citizens who seek to better ourselves, our communities and the world.

Did you know… 

Meredith has an after school activity bus that runs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 5:30pm.

Please see this map for route information. (Bus will drop students off at additional locations upon request.)

Calendar of Events


About Meredith Middle School

4827 Madison Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-7250 | E:
New School Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM


Meredith learners are proud and positive people who demonstrate leadership and service through our daily actions. Read More…

Welcome to an exciting and special year at Meredith Middle School – An International Baccalaureate World School.

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