School News


ACT Testing for 11th grade


ACT Testing:  The ACT test is for juniors only and they will be administered on Tuesday, April 28th. We will not have bells that day, 11th grade students should still arrive before 7:40. 9th, 10th and 12th grade students DO NOT come to school.


North High School Prom


NHS Prom 2015 will be held at the Social club located in downtown Des Moines from 8pm-11pm. The after prom will be held at North High school from 12am (midnight)-5am,there will be great food, fun games, movies and more. Tickets can be purchased in the main office. A single ticket is $30.00, purchase two for … Read more »


Free School and Sport Physicals


On Wednesday, May 13th at Downtown Iowa Ortho & Physiotherapy Associates from 5:30-8:30pm free school and sports physicals will be happening. They are free for all middle and high school athletes. Register by May 1st to Allison at 515-323-6485

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NHS Orchestra at IHSMA Festival


NHS orchestra students performed and competed in the IHSMA Solo and Small Ensemble Festival at Lincoln High School in a combination of solos, duets, quartets, and Chamber Orchestra. Tina Ho, Jenna Jensen, Shelby Sonderleiter, Angelica Reyes, Stephanie Ramos, and Leesi Kpurukoo all received a Division II (Excellent) rating on their solos. Brionna Lam, Marisela Aguilar, Stephanie Ramos, … Read more »


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


Cadets Gather for JROTC Drill Meet at North


Student-cadets from across Iowa and as far away as Topeka gathered at North High School this weekend for their annual JROTC Drill Meet. While soccer, tennis and track might be the spring high school sports, for these student precision marching and rifle drills are just as important and competitive.

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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!