School News


NHS Choir Picnic


North High Choir members please bring your family and join Ms. Vanessa Brady this Friday, August 22nd for a picnic at  Union Park from 6-8pm.


North High Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with North and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.

Freshman Orientation
August 19th, 11:00 - 12:00

Freshman Orientation August 19th


There is a lot of exciting news we would like to share at Freshman Orientation being held this year on August 19th from 11:00AM to NOON. This is an event for freshmen students only. Students will meet at North High in the main foyer area and will be directed from there as to where to … Read more »


Summer of Success for North High ROTC


It was a summer of success for the North High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC Rifle team as they competed at several tournaments, bringing home the team title at the National Junior Olympics and winning the Daisy National Air-Gun Championships for the third year in a row. Click the headline to read more about a successful summer for North ROTC.


No Cost Meals Available this Fall at North


Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.


Home Field Overhaul Raises Hope at North


North High School will start the next baseball season on more stable ground. A Major League Baseball grant will pay for irrigation and major reconstruction of their field. The anticipated result has the players and their new coach excited about the future of the program. Click the image to read more.

Upcoming Events

Aug 21
Practice 3:30 - 6
Aug 22
Fall Parents Meeting for Activities
Aug 22
Football Scrimage - Gator Bowl
Aug 22
Gator Bowl - Grubb Stadium
Aug 23
Practice 9:00 AM - 11:00AM
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

Click on “2014-2015 Registration Packet” to open the documents
2014-2015 Registration Packet

North High School Newsletters
February 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
April 2014 Newsletter
June/July 2014 Newsletter

2014-2015 North High School Course Request Forms
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Freshman (9th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Sophomore (10th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Junior (11th Grade)
Click Here to View for 2014-2015 Senior (12th Grade)

2014-2015 High School Course Catalog
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Central Campus Bus Schedule

click here for Central Campus Bus Times 14-15 Early Out

click here for Central Campus Bus Times 14-15

New Eligibility Policy:
North High is implementing a new eligibility policy for all students. We expect that all of our students show up everyday, work hard and succeed in the classroom. Please see the attached student handbook linked below for details.

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
Click Here to View 2014-2015 Bell Schedule

Student Handbook 2014-2015 Click here to view

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…

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