School News


Fall Brings College Reps to North High School


Senior Jenny Torres is deciding where she’ll begin her pre-med studies. The future dermatologist is one several hundred North High School seniors who will talk with recruiters from almost 70 schools. To read more about this opportunity students have spent several days preparing for, click on the image.


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.


Reminder: Explore, Plan & ACT Test Dates


The Explore, Plan, and ACT tests measure high school students’ skills and understanding in English, math, reading, and science, and help monitor progress toward career and college readiness. Be sure to mark your calendar for October 22, 2014 for the Explore and Plan test (9th and 10th grade) and April 28, 2015 for the ACT test (11th grade). Click the header for more information.


School Conference Date


School Conferences for the Fall semester will be held on Thursday, October 16th in the evening. The hours are from 5:00pm until 8:00pm.Please check back for further details soon.


Tutoring Sign Up at North High School


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, click on the headline.

Choir sings national anthem in office

North High Choir Celebrates Anthem


Friday morning, the North High School Choir stood around the intercom microphone and sang The Star Spangled Banner for the entire school. It’s a gorgeous sound you won’t want to miss. Happy 200th birthday to our national anthem. To hear the choir sing, click on the image.

Upcoming Events

Sep 30
Girls and Boys Cross Country at Waukee at Legacy Pointe Park
Sep 30
Girsl Swimming vs Roosevelt at North High School
Sep 30
Girls Volleyball vs Roosevelt at North High School
Sep 30
Practice 3:30 - 6
Oct 1
Boys Golf at 2nd CIML - Metro Meet at Grandview Golf Course
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
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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!