School News

Live Streaming Commencement

Live Streaming of Commencement Ceremony


If you are unable to attend the North High School Graduation Ceremony never fear, it will be streamed live online at no charge.  We hope this free online live-stream will allow family members to enjoy graduation who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend the ceremony.  The graduation video will remain on this website to … Read more »

Orchestra 2015

Northside Orchestra Night


Thursday night our North students performed in the annual Northside Orchestra Night here at North High School.  Between the orchestras at North, Harding, Findley, Madison, Cattell, and Oak Park, we had over 200 students participating in the event. Thank you for your continued support of our students and our music programs.  Not only did they … Read more »


Congratulations to Senior Cassie Harrington


 Congratulations to Cassie Harrington, she signed a letter of intent with the DMACC Bears for softball and will attend there in the Fall of 2015. Cassie’s family,friends attended the signing with Head Coach Bob Ligouri.

grad schedule

Seniors Finals Schedule-Rehearsal Times


Graduation Rehearsal:  Graduation rehearsal for the seniors will be at 12:30 – 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 21st in the auditorium and gym.  There will also be cap and gown distribution at this time.  Seniors need to be reminded to NOT make any plans for that day. ·         Class Day:  Friday, May 22nd at 8:45 … Read more »


National Championships


Our young men performed extremely well in  Physical Fitness at the National Championships in San Diego today.  We finished 3rd overall in the competition and had two cadets make the medal rounds.  Senior Nicklous Foulk was a Bronze Medal finisher and Xaiver Ten Hue was a Gold Medal finisher.


NHS Band Night


Under the direction of Scott Davis, Laura Thieben, William Beyer and Dave Brown, several elementary, middle and high school bands came together and performed at North High School during Northside Band Night on Tuesday night. All four elementary schools that feed into North High, plus Harding Middle School, participate in the Turnaround Arts program. Every … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 22
Senior Class Day in NHS Gym
May 22
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
May 22
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
May 22
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
May 22
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

North High School Newsletters
2015 January Newsletter
2015 March Newsletter
2015 April/May Newsletter

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


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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!