Welcome to Wallace Elementary!

Wallace proudly serves more than 630 kindergarten through fifth grade students enrolled in our school.

Wallace was built in 1988 and was the second elementary school in Johnston. The school is named after Henry A. Wallace, an Iowa-born man who served as the editor of Wallace’s Farmer and developed several different kinds of hybrid corn that was used by farmers of the American Corn Belt. Later, Henry was appointed Secretary of Agriculture in the Cabinet of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1940, Henry was elected Vice President of the United States.

Suzie Pearson is the principal at Wallace. She, along with 90 teachers and staff members, are committed to students and work hard to ensure every student makes growth during the school year. There are 24 preschool through fifth grade homerooms at Wallace. The school has a full time guidance counselor, a full time teacher librarian, and a full time nurse.

Every student at Wallace goes to PE, Art, and Music classes every week. The Extended Learning Program (ELP) serves our students requiring academic enrichment. There are reading support personnel to assist our students with reading/literacy skills, and four different special education programs are available for students who present unique learning needs.

We welcome you to visit our school! All visitors to the building will be directed to the front office to gain access to the rest of the school. Please call our office (515-278-6977) to arrange a visit.