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AP exams

AP Testing Registration


It is the season for AP Testing Registration! Beginning January 17, 2017 through March 27, 2017 you can sign up to take AP exams with the bookkeeper, Ms. Cassie DeYoung-Formaro, in the main office. Exams are $93 each for those who do not qualify for free testing. Check with the bookkeeper to find out your … Read more »

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Spring Break is coming!


Spring break is just around the corner! No school for students, teachers & associates on Friday, March 10th. No School continues with Spring Break March 13th – 17th. Teachers will return on Monday, March 20th for a LSI Marzano all-day PD. Students will return on Tuesday, March 21st.


Shrek the Musical


The Theatre Department is putting on Shrek the Musical on March 31st and April 1st at 7pm. April 2nd at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students.

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Save the Date-Polar Bear Gala


Polar Bear Gala “Encore” date is set for Saturday, March 25, 2017. It will be held at the Downtown Marriott from 6:00pm-10:00pm. You can check out the details on the website-WWW.POLARBEARGALA.COM, #PBGALA17 Phone: 515-242-7218


Northside Night


  On Thursday March 2nd, North will host “Northside Night” a vocal music concert involving North, Harding, Goodrell, Findley, Madison, Cattell and Oak Park.  This has become a wonderful tradition in honor of national “Music In Our Schools Month” I hope you will join us in the North High Auditorium  that night at 7pm to … Read more »

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Cap and Gown Ordering


Seniors if you have not ordered your cap and gown for graduation you must now do the ordering online>

Upcoming Events

Feb 25
Individual District Speech Contest
Mar 2
Northside Choir Concert
Mar 7
Pops Concert (Band & Orchestra)
Mar 7
Individual State Speech Contest
Mar 10
No School for Students, Teachers and Associates

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Becoming the Model for Urban Education

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IMPROVING SCHOOL HOURS AT DMPS. For more information click HERE!


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

February After School help Calendar

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

Here is the link for submitting your volunteer hours towards silver cord. Silver Cord Link

Click here for Schedule Change form

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!