School News


New Home for Hoover STEM Academy


Last year, Hoover was one of four schools to receive grants from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. This year Hoover’s STEM Academy puts the grant to use: a brand new classroom-of-the-future where students learn and collaborate on a range of lessons and projects. Click the photo to read and see more.


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing a trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS high school students enrolled in US History/AP US History or US Government/AP US Government.


Hoover High Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with Hoover and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.

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Welcome Class of 1994


On Sunday, August 10th, Hoover welcomed back the Class of 1994 for a reunion tour of the facilities. Hoover has changed a lot in the last 20 years!

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Hoover Baseball


Congratulations to your Hoover Huskies baseball team and Coach Ben Buchan on first round win vs. East on Friday.  Go cheer on your Huskies at Valley tonight at 7:00pm!


Hoover Shines at Musical Theater Awards


Students from Hoover, East, Lincoln and Roosevelt were on stage performing and winning at the 2nd annual Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, held last night at the Civic Center and hosted by Des Moines Performing Arts. Click the image to see a list of winning performers from DMPS and see photos of the gala event.

Upcoming Events

Sep 1
Holiday - No School
Sep 2
Volleyball: JV
Sep 2
Volleyball: 9th
Sep 2
Volleyball: Varsity
Sep 2
Swimming: 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) School. Find out more about the IB Program under the Academics tab, or follow this link.

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About Hoover High School


4800 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-7300 | E:

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.