School News


SIP GoalBusters


There is an excitement in the air at Hanawalt. Students have worked all year on specific personal goals around reading and math. Now is the time to see if their hard work paid off.  Students have made progress and most have met those goals. We are so proud of them, but best of all, they … Read more »

world food prize

3rd Grade To World Food Prize


Our third graders are in the middle of an integrated unit about Iowa manufacturing , producing and consuming.  The World Food Prize was a perfect trip to add to their understanding of Iowa economy and the impact Iowans and others  have had on World hunger.


Carry Your Own Weather


We know that when we practice Habit 1 we have the choice to make our own weather. We can choose to be happy and sunny or unhappy and cloudy. Choose Happy!

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Upcoming Events

May 30
Last Day of School 12:00 Dismissal

225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
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About Hanawalt Elementary School


225 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8411  | E: 


Hanawalt Elementary is a neighborhood school that serves the west side of Des Moines with a rich tradition of educational and social excellence. Read More…

Welcome to Hanawalt! It is a sincere honor to be a part of such an outstanding school community.

-Principal Kelly Schofield

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