School News

Meningitis Vaccination Required for 16 Year-Olds


Iowa law requires that all students entering 12th grade be vaccinated for meningitis, a serious life-threatening brain infection. If this requirement is not completed, your student will not be permitted to attend school in August 2018. We are asking that all students complete this requirement by the END OF MARCH to beat the rush and … Read more »

Community NHS Pool Meeting


DMPS is inviting North community members to a meeting to discuss the future of the NHS pool.  This meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 28th at 6:00PM in the North library.  Any questions?  Please call 242-7204.

Class Day & Fiesta Fun!


Every year North High School celebrates the seniors with a Class Day ceremony honoring their achievements.  Parents and families attend this special ceremony and witness their students receiving awards and scholarships as they celebrate the end of high school.  After the morning ceremony is done we move into a “fiesta” afternoon filled with food and … Read more »

May 2018 Events


As we get closer to the end of school there are a lot of events and things happening this last month.  Here is a calendar of events for North High School.  Click on the title of this event to see a larger version.

Important Senior Information


Please click on the title of this post to see more important information for our senior students.

Students Selected for 2018 Beacon Internship Program


Six students have been selected by Wellmark to represent North High School for the 2018 Beacon Internship Program. When you see these students in the halls, wish them good luck and be sure and congratulate them! Students are: Jasmine Echeverria, Emoni Campbell, Gabriela Meas, Sebastian Salgado, Staesha Christianson, and Jennifer Nguyen.

Are You 17 1/2 Years Old? Become a Voter!


One of the missions of DMPS is to educate students who “understand the rights and obligations of citizenship.” And one of those rights is becoming a voter, a right available to many high school students. To register to vote in Iowa you must (a) be at least 17 1/2 years old, (b) be a U.S. citizen, and (c) be a resident of Iowa. Click the photo to visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s web site to learn more and complete a registration form.

Upcoming Events

Jun 21
Baseball: 9th (Time Changed) vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Jun 21
Baseball: 9th (Cancelled) vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Jun 21
Baseball: 9th vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Jun 21
Softball: 9th vs. Marshalltown (Away)
Jun 21
Softball: 9th (Cancelled) vs. Marshalltown (Away)

North High School is a

Becoming the Model for Urban Education

Polar Bear Nation

Graduation Live Streaming!  Click HERE to watch live or see it later.

Polar Bear Apparel!  Click HERE to shop and order!

Schedule changes go through the Counseling Office.
Ms. Julie Charikov- Students with the last name beginning with A-E
Mr. Trent Griggs- Students with the last name beginning with F-K
Ms. Laura Negrete-Reinders- Students with the last name beginning with L-Q
Ms. Loretta Martzahl- Students with the last name beginning with R-Z

Remember to check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for grades and assignment updates. Unable to access the parent portal? Call 242-7200. How to log into the Parent Portal

Click here for Transcript requests

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

Here is the link for submitting your volunteer hours towards silver cord. Silver Cord Link

Calendar of Events


About North High School

501 Holcomb Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313

P: 515-242-7200 Fax 515-242-8491 | E:
School Hours: 7:40 AM to 2:40 PM


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!