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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.


Students Rally Before Special Olympics Meet


Ruby Van Meter students rallied in the gymnasium, getting pumped up for the spring Special Olympics meet April 8 at Simpson College in Indianola. Click the picture to see and read more!

Plymouth Grounds Coffee Shop

Ruby Van Meter School Serves Up Success


Ruby Van Meter students are serving up more than just coffee at Plymouth Grounds! Teacher Melinda Collins is making sure of it. Read all about their career adventure. Just click on the headline!

Upcoming Events

Sep 24
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal
Sep 29
Homecoming Week
Sep 29
Homecoming Candidate Assembly & Talent Show
Oct 01
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal
Oct 03
Homecoming Parade, Coronation and Dance

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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