School News

Meet Orchard Place School Improvement Leader/Interventionist


Welcome to Orchard Place School!  This is a great place to work and learn!  I feel fortunate for the opportunity to be starting my 24th year at OP School; first as a teacher, then an interventionist and now School Improvement Leader. Our staff are a highly trained, dedicated group of educators, providing rigorous academic instruction while infusing social … Read more »

Welcome from the Principal 2018-19


I am very excited to welcome our students and staff back to another great school year in the Des Moines Public Schools.    We are three schools in one here at Orchard Place School as we serve students in grades four through twelve grade.  We have highly qualified teachers at all grade levels who are … Read more »

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MAP Testing at Orchard Place School


The Des Moines Public Schools participates in MAP testing three times a year. MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress which is a testing program developed by the Northwest Evaluation Association and is aligned with the common core.  We will also be using this assessment to measure student growth.  When students enter Orchard Place School … Read more »

Summer School PE Classes at Orchard Place


Summer School High School PE students were able to experience biking on the bike trails of Des Moines this summer.  We received a generous donation from Variety Club of fifteen bike helmets that helped us provide a real life biking experience for our students.  The Des Moines Bike Collective rented bikes to us for our … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 02
School Board Meeting
Oct 10
Fall Conferences at Orchard Place School
Oct 16
School Board Meeting
Oct 24
Fall Conferences Orchard Place School
Oct 25
Staff Development – No School

5412 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315
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About Orchard Place Campus School

5412 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

P: 515-287-9700 | E:


Orchard Place Campus School provides the curriculum and instruction for students who are residents of Orchard Place, a PMIC (Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children) non-profit facility. Read More…

Orchard Place School provides instruction for students who are residents at the Orchard Place Campus, a PMIC facility.

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