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MAP Testing at Orchard Place School


This year students in the Des Moines Public Schools will be participating in MAP testing. 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 be using this assessment to measure student growth as it will be administered … Read more »


Healthiest State Walk


Orchard Place School Staff and Students will be participating in this year’s Healthiest State Walk on Wednesday, October 5th at Noon. Get out, join the state and WALK!


Welcome to New Orchard Place Staff 2016-17


We are pleased to welcome Julie Stoll to our teaching staff for the 2015-16 school year.  Julie will be a middle school teacher for us.  She will be replacing Patricia McCombs who retired last year.  Julie is a veteran teacher in the Des Moines Schools and comes to us from District-wide Programs.   We also have … Read more »

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Instructional Technology


We are pleased to continue to provide the best instructional technology available in all of our classrooms.  Teachers use several Des Moines Public Schools approved software programs to help students grow in their math and reading skills.  Many of our students come from a variety of programs across the states.  Often a student may be … Read more »

Julie Clark

Orchard Place Award Recipient


  Julie Clark,  our high school interventionist, was nominated by Orchard Place Agency last year for the Award of Excellence at the Third Annual Iowa School Mental Health Conference. Congratulations to Julie Clark!  Julie was selected from several nominees from around the state.  


Welcome from the Principal 2016-17


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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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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