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Juniors & Seniors Schedule Help


Attention Juniors & Seniors: Do you need some help with your 2016-2017 schedule? Mr. Ben Graeber will be at the school this Thursday, July 28th, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, for assistance with schedules. Come to the school office and sign in.


DMU Offers Free Physicals July 21-22


Our partners at Des Moines University are offering free physicals exams July 21-22. The exams are open to students entering Pre-K through 12th Grade who need back-to-school or sports physicals and don’t have an established medical provider. DMU will conduct the physicals at North High School. Click on the headline for more information and to schedule an appointment.




Online Registration is now open. If you need assistance please visit the school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM for help. If you know your Infinite Campus parent portal log-in, you can do the online registration in the comfort of home. Be sure to use Mozilla Firefox for the best … Read more »

9th Grade Orientation

Freshman Orientation


Welcome Freshmen!!! Thursday, August 18th is the Freshman Orientation at North High School from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This is for STUDENTS ONLY. (We will have an OPEN HOUSE for parents in the fall on Thursday, September 8th from 5:30-7:30 PM.)

Summer School

NHS Summer School


Students involved in Summer School, it begins on Monday, June 20th. It will run from 9AM-1PM daily through July 8th for the first session. The second session begins on Monday, July 11th and ends on July 29th. Lunch is served daily at 11:30.


North High in the top 5 on Iowa AP index


For the fourth year in a row, all five comprehensive high schools at Des Moines Public Schools are listed among the state’s top 50 high schools on the Iowa Advanced Placement Index. Four of the DMPS high schools are among the state’s top 20 and two are in the top five this year – Roosevelt … Read more »

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Bulletin Board


July 2016 Newsletter
July 2016 Newsletter- SPANISH

DMU Back-2-School Physicals: Info & Forms

2014-15 High School Course Catalog
Student Handbook 2016-17

Schedule changes go through the Counseling Office.

Ms. Julie Charikov- Students with the last name beginning with A-E
Mr. Trent Griggs- Students with the last name beginning with F-K
Ms. Laura Negrete-Reinders- Students with the last name beginning with L-Q
Ms. Loretta Martzahl- Students with the last name beginning with R-Z

Remember to check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for grades and assignment updates. Unable to access the parent portal? Call 242-7200. How to log into the Parent Portal

ID Badge Policy:
This is a reminder that students must wear their ID badges on their lanyards around their neck. This is for safety reasons and we need everyone to please follow this here to view ID policy

Calendar of Events


About North High School


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North High School is raising the academic bar for all students with new, innovative teaching methods, and is the largest one-to-one laptop school in Iowa. Read More…

Welcome to North High School. We are committed to making all students develop a strong character within a culture of excellence. Go Polar Bears!