School News


Mizzou Tigers Gain North High Standout


North High School senior swimming standout Moriah Ross signed a letter of intent this afternoon to swim for University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. In the photo, the 17-year-old future Tiger poses with her family after putting pen to paper. Congratulations, Moriah! Go Tigers!


DMPS testing Message system


The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority at Des Moines Public Schools. As Winter draws near, and the possibility of weather-related closings, delays or dismissals become a possibility, we want to make sure people receive such announcements as soon as they are made and delivered. That’s why … Read more »


Athletic Winter Kick-Off


November 20th, the North High School athletic department will feature their winter athletic programs for students, parents, and community members. Players and coaches representing the wrestling, bowling, cheerleading, dance, and basketball teams will be introduced and give live demonstrations. The Winter Kick-Off Night will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the main gymnasium.

Debate Flyer FINAL

NHS Debate Team


Our debate program starts on November 13th! Please stop by Room 2435 Red at 3pm to learn about the program! The debate team will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 3-5pm. It starts on — Thursday, Nov. 13th.


ACT test


The next ACT test for High School students being held at North High is on December 13th. Check the website to sign up.

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ROTC Leads North in honoring Veterans


Students in North High’s ROTC program were decked out in their dress blues on Friday to lead a celebration by the school and community of our nation’s Veterans. The morning was a respectful remembrance of those who served, and a reminder of the respect students have for Veterans.

Upcoming Events

Nov 24
Boys Basketball Jamboree North vs Ankeny Centennial at Valley High
Nov 24
Girls and Boys Bowling vs SE Polk at Premier Lanes
Nov 24
Middle School Swimming at North High School
Nov 24
Girls Basketball North vs Pella at North High School
Nov 24
All-City Jazz Fest at Lincoln High School
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Bulletin Board

Click link below “Student Schedule Change Request form” to request a schedule change

Student Schedule Change Request form

Click on “2014-2015 Registration Packet” to open the documents
2014-2015 Registration Packet

North High School Newsletters
February 2014 Newsletter
March 2014 Newsletter
April 2014 Newsletter
June/July 2014 Newsletter

2014-2015 High School Course Catalog
Click Here to View

Central Campus Bus Schedule

click here to view Central Campus early out bus schedule

click here to view central campus bus times

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
Click Here to View 2014-2015 Bell Schedule

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!