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2016 finals

Finals Schedule for Underclass


Finals schedule for Underclassmen. Last day of school is June 3rd.


Finals Schedule/Info for Seniors


Seniors last day is May 24th. The Graduation Rehearsal is on May 26th from noon-4pm, Caps and Gowns will be distributed. Senior Class day is on May 27th at 8:00 a.m.


Longtime NHS Coach Passes away


Our hearts are heavy at North High School, We’re sad to report Coach Kerman, who retired just last spring, has passed away. Coach Kerman spent 16 season as the head coach of the North High School Women’s Swim Team. During his time at North, he coached 16 athletes to 48 State Championship meet swims with … Read more »

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North to Host Orchestra Clinic


On Friday, April 29th, North High School will be once again hosting the DMPS High School Orchestra Clinic. Throughout the day, ensembles from Roosevelt, Hoover, East, Lincoln, and Pella High Schools will travel to North to work with clinicians on their concert music. Through this event, we hope to provide a meaningful performance opportunity for … Read more »

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ACT Testing for 11th Graders


Tuesday, April 19th is a day for our juniors ONLY!!! All 11th graders will take the ACT tests for FREE that morning. There is NO SCHOOL for the 9th, 10th and 12th graders. Wednesday, April 20th there will be school as scheduled but the 11th graders will be excused for the day.


NHS Prom


North High School Prom is on Saturday,April 23rd at the Scottish Rite Consistory. Tickets are 30.00 each, or 50.00 for a couple. Post prom will be held at North High from 12:00 midnight to 5:00am.

Upcoming Events

May 4
Band & Choir - All Class Reunion - NHS Auditorium
May 7
Band - State Large Group
May 11
Northside Band Night - NHS Auditorium
May 13
Northside Orchestra Night - NHS Auditorium
May 14
Senior Scenes i Woodchuck Theater
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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2015 November Newsletter
2016 February Newsletter
2016 April Newsletter

2014-15 High School Course Catalog
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Central Campus Bus Schedule

2015-2016 Bell Schedule

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