School News

Freshman Orientation

Freshman Orientation – August 18th


Hello! We are very excited that your child will be attending North High School and we look forward to meeting your student on Orientation Day. As you may know, our school participates in the nationwide Link Crew Program, an organization whose sole purpose is to help freshmen feel more comfortable as well as help them … Read more »

DMU Back 2 Sch Physicals

FREE Back-to-School Physicals


Every kid deserves a healthy start to the school year! Des Moines University students will conduct free back-to-school physicals under the supervision of licensed clinicians for students entering Pre-K through 12th grade. Dental screenings and immunizations are also available. Uninsured and underinsured families are encouraged to participate. All students will receive a lunch bag with … Read more »

Drivers Ed

Drivers Education Registration


Driver’s Education sign up for the fall class is open to those that are interested, spaces are limited so hurry! The first class starts on September 14th at 3:15 PM. To register: Go to On the yellow header, click on “class registration.” Then click on Des Moines Public Schools then North High School. Click … Read more »

Peter Pan Auditions - Aug 2015

Peter Pan Fall Musical Auditions


Auditions for Peter Pan will be held on August 12th and 13th before registration in the choir room from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon. All students are encouraged to attend! Bring comfortable clothes and a song of your choice to audition with. Gospel Choir students should audition with a song in the style of Peter … Read more »

online registration



Online Registration Des Moines Public Schools is rolling out a new online registration process! It will be available starting July 1 through August 13. DMPS has created a video to walk families through this new, convenient process on the District website! You can watch the video by clicking here To start online registration, you must … Read more »

Summer School

Summer School


North High Summer School is in Session.  The first session is from June 8th – June 25th.  The second session is from July 6th – July 23rd.  Sign up at North High School. Summer school cannot be used for original credit of a core class. All students are required to attend a minimum of 3 … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
Volleyball vs East at North
Sep 1
Boys Golf vs Fort Dodge at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course
Sep 1
Girls Swimming vs East at North
Sep 3
Girls Swimming vs Thomas Jefferson at North
Sep 3
10th grade football vs East at Williams Stadium
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Click below to view the Student Handbook for 2014-2015 school year

Student Handbook 2015

Central Campus Bus Schedule

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

Bell Schedule
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Advance Placement Exam Info: Click here to viewLinkforAPExamRegistration

Calendar of Events


About North High School


501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

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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!