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Important Info for Incoming Seniors


Before our incoming 7th and 12th grade students 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. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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Once Upon a Melody Concert


It is time for our annual Once Upon a Melody Concert! It is Monday night, March 6, 7:00-8:00 pm in the Hoover auditorium. This concert will feature Meredith and Hoover orchestras playing music from the movies Enchanted, Frozen, Jungle Book, Trolls, Mulan and Zootopia. Also dance music by Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Shakira, … Read more »


Commencement Speaker Auditions


Any senior interested in auditioning to be a speaker at commencement 2017 must sign up sometime between Monday, February 13th and Thursday, February 16th. All sign-ups stop at 3 PM on Thursday. The sign-up sheet is located in the main office. Once you sign up you need to talk with Mr. Badger regarding the rough … Read more »




Hoover’s Academic Decathlon team has been invited to the State AcDec competition in Cedar Rapids next month.  Our team placed in the top 12 large school teams from across the state.  Team members will compete in the areas of economics, math, social studies, language & literature, science, art, and music.  Additionally, each will perform a … Read more »


2017 Students of All Seasons


Every year, the Hoover faculty departments and organizations each nominate a student from the senior class for the Student of All Seasons award. This award recognizes students that have shown excellent performance throughout their high school career and exceeded expectations in that department. Congratulations to the following seniors : Pryce Johnson, Max Tensen, Lal Zual, Jesse Luangaphayvong, … Read more »


Hoover, Alabama to Hoover High: Generosity of Strangers


We met Abdul Fattah Tameem, Ghazweh Aljabooli and their five children last summer when the first family of Syrian refugees to find its way to Iowa was part of a group from all over the world taking a crash course in assimilation at the DMPS Summer Refugee Jumpstart at Meredith Middle School. Then in November … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 6
Orchestra "Once Upon A Melody" Concert
Mar 10
No school
Mar 10
No School - Offices Open
Mar 13
Spring Recess – no school
Mar 13
Spring Break

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.