School News


DMPS/Street Smarts Driver’s Education classes


Now is the time to Register for fall classes. Go to When asked for a payment hit”check”. Free to North students !!! Save $315!! After you register online make sure to call 515-279-1112 tell them you go to North High School then you will get the class free.


Peter Pan The Musical


We will be presenting PETER PAN THE MUSICAL! Mark your calendars now for this amazing Northside community event! Online tickets available for purchase after the 12th of October at:, Musical is on November 6th and 7th @ 7pm and November 8th @ 2pm


Parent-Teacher Conferences


Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 29th in the Evening. Parents and students can meet with teachers between the hours of 5:00-8:00pm. There is a FLU CLINIC from 3:30 – 7:00 PM in the library.


PSAT Registration


Who: Any High School Student What: PSAT test measuring reading ,writing, language & Math skills Where: North HS Library When: Wednesday, October 28th in the morning Why: In preparation for the SAT, required at some colleges for admission How: Pay $20 to the book keeper in the Main Office by Friday, October 23rd and receive … Read more »

Senior High class picture

Senior class Photo


Seniors on Tuesday, October 20th at 9:00am, LifeTouch will be here to take your Senior class group photo in the Gymnasium. Order Forms will be available in the Main office.


Tutoring Sign-Up for Title I Students


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 28 Title I schools in Des Moines, which includes North, and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click the headline.

Upcoming Events

Oct 8
Middle School Cross Country Invite at Ewing Park
Oct 8
Girls and Boys Cross Country East Invite at Ewing Park
Oct 8
Girls Swimming vs Hoover, Perry at North
Oct 8
10th grade football vs Roosevelt at Grubb Stadium
Oct 9
Football vs Roosevelt at Drake Stadium
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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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!