School News

Middle School and High School 11th-12th Winter Concert and Art Show


The Middle School and High School 11th & 12th Grade students will be presenting an Art Show and Winter Concert on Friday, December 7th. Artwork will be on display starting at 12:30 p.m.  and continuing after the concert. The concert begins at 1:00 p.m. If your student will be performing, please have them wear their … Read more »

High School students help serve Thanksgiving dinner at Ruby Van Meter.

Schools Join Ruby Van Meter to Celebrate Thanksgiving


More than 500 students, family members and volunteers gathered at Ruby Van Meter to share their gratitude and enjoy a feast. Melodies from the East Orchestra played throughout the gym as student-volunteers from other DMPS high schools passed out dinners and pie to guests. Click on the headline to see more photos.

Open House


Welcome back to school! Come join us for Open House on Wednesday, August 22nd from 4:00-6:00 p.m! You will have a chance to meet your teacher and visit you classroom. Bring your school supplies with you, and get them all put away so you are ready for the first day of school, Thursday, August 23rd.

2018-2019 School Supply List


Ruby Van Meter School Supply List 2018-2019 Every student will need: A swimsuit labeled with your student’s name. An extra set of clothes labeled with your student’s name. A backpack labeled with your student’s name. Additionally, please send the following items with your student: 1 plastic pencil box 1 package of pencils 1 package washable … Read more »

Ruby Van Meter Hours for 2018 – 2019


Ruby Van Meter School hours for 2018 – 2019 will be 8:30 a.m. – 3:25 p.m. This change may require some adjustments to your home and childcare schedules. Please start looking at your options now, so you are ready for school to start on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

Online Registration Begins July 16th!


Every student needs to be registered every year. Online registration begins July 16, 2018. Begin by going to the Parents Tab on the Ruby Van Meter School website. Click on Infinite Campus and log in using your Parent Portal Username and Password. (Call the school at 515-242-8220 if you need help.) Look at the lower … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 24
Winter Break – No School
Dec 24
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 02
Staff Development – No School
Jan 08
School Board Meeting

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: 

New School Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM


Ruby Van Meter was established in 1973 as special school that serves secondary students that have significant intellectual disabilities.  Read More…

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