School News




    The 2014 RVM Homecoming festivities will take place during the week of September 29th      through October 3rd.  The theme song selected for this year’s Homecoming is yet to be determined.  Students have submitted ideas for theme songs during the first weeks of school and an announcement will be made at a later date. … Read more »


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

Open House

Open House


You are invited to Ruby Van Meter’s Open House to meet our teachers.

Say Cheese

School Picture Day


Fall Picture Day is September 18, 2014.

school bus

Welcome Back!


First day of class is Wednesday, August 20, 2014.  Dismissal is at 1:25 pm.

Keller Williams Red Day

‘Red Day’ Targets Ruby Van Meter School


Dozens of Keller Williams employees took the day off from selling homes to help clean up Ruby Van Meter School in advance of graduation. The friendly bunch cleared weeds, cut back bushes, raked and rehabbed some of the landscaping. Keller Williams calls the service project, “Red Day” and you can read and see more by clicking on the headline.

Upcoming Events

Nov 03
Bowling Awards Assembly
Nov 05
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal
Nov 12
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal
Nov 19
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal
Nov 26
No Classes

710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8220 | F: 515-242-8223

About Ruby Van Meter School


710 28th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8220 | E: 


Ruby Van Meter is a special secondary school serving 180 students who have moderate and severe disabilities. There are a variety of age appropriate opportunities for students found in very few schools around the country. Read More…

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Ruby Van Meter School.

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