School News


Parent Teacher Conferences


Parent Teacher Conferences: Our Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Monday, March 9th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and Wednesday, March 11th from 3:30 – 7:30 PM. Friday, March 13th is a “no school” day. Spring Break is the following week, school resumes on Monday, March 23rd with a “B” day schedule.


Northside Night


Come support Arts Education at a Community Concert showcasing students from the following schools North-Harding-Cattell-Findley-Madison-Oak Park. General Admission is free, Donations are accepted at the door. If you would like to reserve seats, you may so for $2.00 a seat at

Central Campus

Central Campus Orientation


Central Campus Orientation Night is Thursday, February 26th. For most courses this is an Open House format from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. Parents are encouraged to attend along with their student. Students from the ROTC program will be here to help direct families to the right classroom. The only exceptions are: * Health careers will have … Read more »

national honor soc

National Honor Society Service Project


The National Honor Society members are working to raise awareness of Iowa’s Homeless Youth. The project involves collecting personal hygiene items for the shelter. Needs include, but not limited to toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and deodorant. A complete list can be found at Boxes for donations are located outside the main office, cafeteria and … Read more »


North Rifle Team win Regional Championship


The North High School MCJROTC Rifle Team competed in the Eastern U.S. Regional Championships for the Marine Corps in Camp Perry Ohio, during the week of 12-16 February. The North shooters won the Regional title for the 2nd straight year, easily out pointing Pocomoke, Maryland 4299-4097. Fern Creek, Kentucky took the 3rd spot with a … Read more »


Paige Hennick Top Bowling Qualifier in Iowa


Congrats to North’s Paige Hennick on qualifying for next week’s State High School Bowling Tournament. Paige’s score of 441 was the top qualifying score in the state in Class 2A. Click the photo for more information on the State Tournament.

Upcoming Events

Feb 27
Lunchbox Theater in student center
Feb 27
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
Feb 27
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
Feb 27
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
Feb 27
Weight Room 2:45 - 3:30
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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North High School Newsletters
2015 January Newsletter

2014-2015 High School Course Catalog
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Central Campus Bus Schedule

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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
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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!