School News


A Big ‘Thank You’ to Plymouth Church


Students and staff from Ruby Van Meter School would like to recognize and thank the staff at Plymouth Church, 4120 Ingersoll, for welcoming and supporting the students in so many ways for the past 15 years. Click the image to read more.

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Winter Break Closings


The last day for classes will be Friday, December 19.  Dismissal time will be on the regular schedule.  The offices of Ruby Van Meter will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 thru Friday, January 2, 2015.  Classes will resume on Monday, January 5.  Enjoy the break!


RVM Teachers, Staff Complimented in Paper


DMPS Lead Security Officer Dave Murillo had some nice things to say about Ruby Van Meter School teachers and staff. Click on the rose to read what Murillo told the Des Moines Register about the great things happening at Ruby Van Meter.

Homepage Feature

DMPS Tests Message Systems on November 20


On Thursday, November 20 at 2:30, DMPS will be conducting a test of our automated message systems. The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority at Des Moines Public Schools. As Winter draws near, and the possibility of weather-related closings, delays or dismissals become a possibility, we want … Read more »




    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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 22
Winter Recess-No Classes
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 05
Classes Resume
Jan 06
RVM Basketball Game

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…

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