Parkside Elementary School
2104 S 247th StreetDes Moines, WA 98198

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Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Parkside Elementary School
2104 S 247th StreetDes Moines, WA 98198

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Neighborhood & Choice Schools

Neighborhood Schools

All neighborhood schools offer a variety of challenging coursework, taught by highly-skilled teachers, with electives to enhance the learning experience. We encourage you to get to know Pacific Middle School—explore its website and all it has to offer.

Pacific Middle School

22705 24th Avenue South
Des Moines, WA 98198



Choice Schools

Middle school students have a lot of options when it comes to secondary schools. We encourage students and families to find the best fit.

The application window for the 2023-24 school year ends January 31, 2023.

Big Picture Middle School

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

Big Picture starts with your interests and tries to build the whole curriculum around that. You’ll create your own individualized learning plan, and most of your learning will happen through projects. You’ll work closely with a small advisory group that stays together multiple years, and two days a week you’ll pursue internships in real world settings related to your interests.

CHOICE Academy

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

CHOICE offers an extended learning experience through middle and high school years characterized by academic achievement, powerful instruction, student growth and social development. Students can participate in college level coursework, Running Start and PSSC. Our environment is safe, supportive, and focused on educating and preparing students for college and career.

Highline Virtual Academy 

Serving grades 6-12 — application required

Highline Virtual Academy is an all remote school. Students who thrive in independent, online learning are good candidates. Staff build relationships and engage students in social-emotional support with students with one-on-one experiences.