School News


Polar Bear Returns To High School


North High School alum Cortez Hull (’92) now walks the halls of Highland Park High School as police Officer Hull. When St. Paul Public Schools renewed its contract with the local police department, Officer Hull was quoted as saying “…it takes a village to raise a child. I am a part of that village.” Click the headline to read more about Ofc. Hull.




Parent-North High Student-Teacher conferences will be held in October. Come meet your student’s teachers on either Wednesday, October 5th from 5pm-8pm, or Thursday, October 6th from 5pm-8pm.

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North High Homecoming week


Homecoming week begins on Monday, September 19th. Spirit week dress during homecoming is Monday-sportsmania, Tuesday-time travel, Wednesday-super world, Thursday-First Letter, Friday – Polar Bear. •GIANT tailgate Friday, Sept 23rd from 4-6 •Free food, music, & games •Face Painting, Tattoos, & Give-Aways •Prize for most school spirit North plays football against Council Bluff on Friday at … Read more »


School Pictures


Students your 2016-17 School pictures will be taken for the yearbook on Friday, September 30th. Picture packets are available in the main office. If you wish to see what picture plans are available you can look on their website at, or reach them with Questions by phone at 866-955-8342.

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North High Open House


The new school year’s Open House will be held on Thursday, September 8th from 5:30 p.m until 7:30 p.m. Mr. Graeber will hold a Parent meeting for 2017 graduating Seniors that will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium on this evening as well.

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Labor Day weekend


Monday, September 5th is Labor Day. No school on that day, see you on Tuesday!

Upcoming Events

North High School is a

Becoming the Model for Urban Education

Bulletin Board


July 2016 Newsletter
July 2016 Newsletter- SPANISH

DMU Back-2-School Physicals: Info & Forms

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


501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-7200 | E:


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!