School News


Winter Choir Concert


 Winter Choir Concert on December 11th, Thursday night at 7:00pm!  110 students will be involved in the performance and we are excited to showcase our progress this year!   (General seating and donation only.)


Grade Level food drive contest


Each grade level is collecting canned and non-perishable food items for the food drive.  Donations can be dropped off in the Intervention Center.  Grade level sponsors are as follows; 9th Grade: Ms. Brackemyer, 10th Grade: Ms. Schwendau, 11th Grade: Mr. Pithan and 12th Grade: Ms. Greaves.  The last day for donations is Thursday, December 18th.  … Read more »

james and the giant peach

James and the Giant Peach


On December 13th & 14th at 3:00pm the Woodchuck Theater will present James and the Giant Peach the cost is:$5 for adults and $3 for students.


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.

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Boys Varsity Basketball at North Central Missouri College in Trento
Dec 22
Girls Basketball North vs Centerville at Centerville High School
Dec 22
Boys Varsity Basketball at North Central Missouri College in Trento
Dec 22
Boys Varsity Basketball at North Central Missouri College in Trento
Dec 22
Boys Varsity Basketball at North Central Missouri College in Trento
North takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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2014-2015 Registration Packet

North High School Newsletters
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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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