School News


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.

Addams Family

Auditions for The Addams Family


Auditions for the North High fall musical, The Addams Family, will be August 21st and 22nd in the choir room at 3:00PM. These auditions are open to ALL students at North. Come to registration on August 7th or 8th and stop by the theater arts or choir tables to receive all the specifics on how … Read more »


Social Media Enhances High School Experience


Once thought of as a tool for cyber bullies, social media is now an asset to those infused with school spirit. Click on the image to see how North High School students are using electronic tools to enhance their high school experience and why social media has become an important part of the curriculum in journalism classes throughout the district.

Early Registration

2014 – 2015 School Registration


We will be having EARLY registration again this year. Please see the Bulletin Board link below for the registration packet. Early Registration will run from July 7th through August 1st during the hours of 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Traditional Registration days will be on Thursday, August 7th and Friday, August 8th … Read more »

Summer School

Summer School


Summer School at North will be held in two sessions: June 10-30 or July 8-28. Do both sessions or one. classes are for credit recovery only, the courses are online. Pick up an application in the main office they are due by June 3rd.

Upcoming Events

Aug 7
Fall Registration
Aug 8
Fall Registration
Aug 11
All-State Vocal Camp at Lincoln High School
Aug 11
Band Camp - NHS Band Room/Grubb Stadium
Aug 11
First Day of Practices for Fall Sports
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
Click Here to View

Central Campus Bus Schedule
Click here to download the Central Campus Bus schedule

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 document that explains this new policy. new eligibility policy

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 procedure. Lost ID’s will cost our students 5 dollars and temporary ID’s will only be allowed 3 times before being charged 5 dollars for a replacement ID.

Bell Schedule

Click Here to View 2014-2015 Bell Schedule

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. I am pleased to be your new principal and I can promise that this year will be filled with great success.