School News


North High Class of 2015 Graduation Date


The finalized date and time for the North High’s 2015 Commencement: Saturday- May 23rd, at the Drake Knapp Center – 9:30 a.m.

Adams Family

North High Theater Production


North High will present “Addams Family” a Musical comedy from October 30th -November 1st in the evenings at 7pm. You can purchase tickets online at Tickets are $6.00 for students and $8.00 for adults.


Homecoming Assembly Loud, Colorful


We were loud, colorful and enthusiastic at the homecoming rally on Friday. Congratulations to our homecoming court! To check out some great photos, click on the image. Also, find more photos from the assembly and the dance on Twitter @nhspolarbears


Picture Retake Day


Lifetouch Picture Retake Day has been scheduled for Tuesday (B-day), October 28th from 12:00 – 3:30 PM in the WRESTLING room. Be sure and mark your calendars.If you need an order form, we have those in the main office.


Homecoming Game/Dance


Homecoming games will be on Friday, October 10th. There will be a lot of activities and fun days for students leading up to this event. We will have a pep rally on Friday and a tailgate in the parking lot from 4:00 – 6:00 PM. The homecoming dance will be on Saturday, October 11th from … Read more »

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Flu shot clinic


Flu shot clinic on Thursday, October 16th from 3:30-7:00pm in the school library. Most Insurances accepted. Children 18 and under with no insurance are covered in a grant program and can get the vaccine for free. Anyone can get the flu shot. They will have mist,shot,and high dose (those for 65t with a long term … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 22
Practice 3:30 - 6
Oct 23
Girls and Boys Cross Country Regional Meet
Oct 23
Girls Swimming at Metro 7 Conference Meet at Lincoln High School
Oct 23
JV Football vs Dowling Catholic at Dowling Catholic High School
Oct 23
Practice 3:30 - 6
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

Open House will be held September 2nd at 5:30pm

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
Click Here to View

Central Campus Bus Schedule

click here to view Central Campus early out bus schedule

click here to view central campus bus times

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…

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