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About Jordan Creek

Annie Orsini

Principal Annie Orsini

Welcome to Jordan Creek Elementary! I'm excited to work with the amazing students and families in our school. Teamwork is important for our success, and that includes teachers, parents/guardians, support staff, and administration all working together.

Our school, Jordan Creek Elementary, has around 650 students from preschool to sixth grade. Our main goal is to help each student become a leader. Our mission is to lead with kindness, learn with a purpose, and make a positive impact. We want to prepare students for the future, whether it's more school, a job, or just life beyond Jordan Creek. We focus on helping each child reach their full potential through different teaching methods and proven practices. Our staff is dedicated to creating a caring community of learners.

I feel lucky to be part of your child's education journey. If you have any questions or thoughts, feel free to reach out to me. You can email me at or call our office to schedule an appointment with our principal secretary. We're here for you!

Go Tigers!

Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

At Jordan Creek Elementary, we use something called Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to make our school a safe and positive place. PBIS helps us teach and encourage good behavior by using common language and clear expectations.

We have morning meetings to teach everyone about PBIS and the social and emotional skills that make our learning community positive. We talk about how to behave in different areas of the school, like in class, during lunch and recess, and when it's time to leave. We sum up our expectations with the JC3:

  1. Be respectful.
  2. Be responsible.
  3. Be safe.

Let's work together to make Jordan Creek a great place to learn and grow!

Jordan Creek Contact Information

ADDRESS: 4105 Fuller Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265-5318
PHONE: 515-633-5200 
FAX: 515-633-5299 

PRINCIPAL: Annie Orsini
COUNSELOR: Barb Tigges
NURSE: Courtnay Murphy 
SECRETARIES: Kristin EklovJen Harris

School Times

HOURS: 9:05 a.m.-3:55 p.m.
COLLABORATION SCHEDULE: Wednesdays 9:05 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
PRESCHOOL: 9:05-11:50 a.m. and 1:10-3:55 p.m.

Jordan Creek History

Let's learn about Jordan Creek Elementary School's history! It was dedicated on Sept. 13, 1992, and for the first year, it was called Phenix-Jordan Creek Elementary School. What made it special is that students from almost every school in the district came to study here. Many of them were from Westridge, which covered the Jordan Creek area until our new school opened.

In the 1992-93 school year, students and families from Phenix Elementary School joined Jordan Creek while their school was being remodeled. The name Phenix-Jordan Creek Elementary School recognized both school neighborhoods.

Jordan Creek was the first part of a plan for two schools (including Valley Southwoods) with nearby municipal buildings like the West Des Moines Public Library and City Hall. They all served a growing neighborhood, and the school's design, with red and brown brick and blue roof accents, matched the city/school campus.

The classrooms, arranged like pinwheels, form "families" around a central open media center. It's a cool place with an interesting history!