School News


Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences


Parent-Teacher conferences will take place on November 18 & 19 from 3:15 – 7:00 pm.


Golden Eagles Adopt-A-Road


The 8th grade Golden Eagles participated in their first annual Adopt a Road event in conjunction with the city of Des Moines.


McCombs Snowplow


The McCombs snowplow design placed first out of middle schools in the Des Moines Public Works’ Annual Snowplow Competition.


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 28 Title I schools in Des Moines, including McCombs, and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click the headline.


Spring Break Trip to Washington, DC


Plans are in the works for a trip to Washington, DC as well as historic Philadelphia during the 2016 spring break for DMPS 8th grade and high school students. For interested parents and students, please click the photo to learn more about this fun and educational opportunity including information on costs, application forms, schedules and more.


Golden Eagles to Help Meals from the Heartland


All 7th and 8th grade Golden Eagles will be attending the Annual Hunger Fight at Hy-Vee Hall to help package meals for Meals from the Heartland on August 28th from 9:00-11:45. Students will receive a permission slip the first day of school that needs to be returned the following day.

Upcoming Events

Nov 30
Girls Basketball vs. Goodrell
Dec 1
Dec 3
Girls Basketball vs. Hiatt
Dec 3
8th Grade Science Fair
Dec 7
Girls Basketball vs. Harding

201 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-287-2644

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On Thursday, Oct. 22, about 55 girls from McCombs got to participate in a “Model of Success” day in WDM at Farm Bureau.  The girls heard from keynote speaker and author Christina Fernandez-Morrow, who talked about finding and following your passion.  They also saw skits about interviewing (what to do and what NOT to do) and heard from the Wellness coordinator at FB.  Girls did a service project, making/decorating placemats for the Meals on Wheels program.  After an all-you-can-eat lunch of pizza, salad, and breadsticks, the girls heard from several storytellers about how they got to where they are today.  The girls had a great day as well as took away lots of pointers.  Here are some comments that the girls left for the committee at Farm Bureau:

“I feel like I can do anything”

“It helped me understand more things on how to take responsibility”

“I feel a lot more sure about my future”


“I feel smart and professional”


“I feel more confident and want to go after my dream”


“This is a life changing experience to girls”

Calendar of Events


About McCombs Middle School


201 County Line Road, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8447 | E: 

Located on the far south side of Des Moines, McCombs serves both Polk and Warren counties. Our motto “Everyone Expecting Excellence Everyday” is reflected in all that happens at school. The staff and administration strive to provide a safe, caring environment in which all students attain the skills to become successful citizens of 21st Century society. More…

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