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Welcome from the Principal 2017-18


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


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 »

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 »

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.  

Upcoming Events

Aug 14
School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 03
Labor Day – No School
Sep 04
School Board Meeting
Sep 18
School Board Meeting

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About Orchard Place Campus School

5412 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

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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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