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Important Info for Incoming Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Currently, 81% of Hoover juniors do not have this vaccination. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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The Hypnotic Brass Meets Hoover Brass


The Des Moines Civic Center became a classroom for Hoover band director Ryan Rowley and ten of his brass musicians on Friday. They had the opportunity to take a master class from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, an award-winning group of musicians who combine jazz, funk and hip-hop to take the classic brass ensemble in a new direction. After some individual and small group work, the musicians – professionals and students alike – took to the stage to jam on one of the group’s songs. Click the headline to see more.

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Danielson To Become Interim Principal


Kathie Danielson, the director of high schools at Des Moines Public Schools, will end her career where it began: Hoover High School. Danielson takes over as interim principal at Hoover for the 2017-18 school year as our principal Cynthia Flesch prepares to retire later this spring. Click the headline to read more about two outstanding DMPS educators.


Student Art on Display


Nine Hoover students will be participating in the DMPS High School Art Exhibit at the Heritage Gallery, 111 Court Ave. from March 30 – April 11th. They are Nicole Rodriguez, Savannah Lester, Ana Larson, Jackie Alvarez, Katelynn Bennett, Bailey Carpenter, Rachel Amann, Meressa Moriarity, and Natalie Singletary.  




Hoover’s Academic Decathlon team represented the school well over the weekend of March 3-4, 2017.  Colby Williams earned an individual silver medal for her interview and Max Tensen earned a bronze medal for his knowledge of this year’s music curriculum.  The team also significantly improved its overall score when compared to both this year’s regional … Read more »




On Friday, March 3rd, Mr. Clark’s research methods classes received feedback on the first drafts of their World Food Prize issue papers.  Local experts received the papers earlier in the week and reviewed changes and suggestions with students during class.  Ten of the approximately 40 students will be selected by these experts to advance to … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Apr 25
Golf: Girls Varsity
Apr 25
Golf: Girls JV
Apr 25
Tennis: Boys Varsity
Apr 25
Tennis: Boys JV
Apr 25
Tennis: Girls Varsity

Hoover High School is an IB World School. Click here to learn more about this elite classification.

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Hoover High School is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Find out more about the IB Program under the Academics tab, or follow this link.

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About Hoover High School

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4800 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Hoover High School’s instructional program is designed to meet the needs of every level of learner with course offerings creating overlapping layers of support for struggling and advanced learners.  Hoover offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme to all students in grades 9-10.



Welcome to Hoover! I look forward to working with you, your student and the Hoover community.