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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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Nov 26
No Classes
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Day
Nov 27
No School-Thanksgiving Holiday-Offices Closed
Nov 28
Thanksgiving Holiday
Dec 03
1:25pm Adjusted Dismissal

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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