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DMPS, Hoover High Grad Rates Goes Up


The Class of 2014 graduation rate set a new high mark for Des Moines Public Schools as every high school saw an increase. At Hoover, our graduation rate increased to 89.33%. The overall graduation rate at DMPS has gone up 9 percent over the past six year. For more details, please click on the photo.


Bands Compete at 44th Annual Hoover Jazz Fest


More than 50 bands from middle and high schools throughout Iowa played in the 44th annual Hoover Jazz Festival on Saturday. Jazz bands from Meredith, Goodrell, Hoyt, Merrill, and East schools all performed for judges to critique their music. Since 1972 the Hoover Jazz Festival has been one of the preeminent high school music fests in Iowa. Click on the image for photos.


Hoover Orchestra Concert


The Hoover Orchestra is Breaking the Box Office with its 2nd annual Once upon a Melody Concert! The Concert is Tuesday, March 10, 7 PM in the Hoover auditorium. We will be performing pieces from the movies Pirates of the Caribbean, Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz, Spider Man, Frozen, the Avengers, and Shrek. There is … Read more »


Hoover Showcases Diverse Student Body


In a district where student families collectively speak more than 80 languages and dialects, Hoover High School, an International Baccalaureate School, is the most diverse school. Not only in the district, but in the state. Once a year, students showcase their cultural diversity with a colorful and enthusiastic assembly. To see photos of this year’s event, click on the image.


Celebrating Diversity


Hoover celebrated diversity with our annual Diversity Assembly on Thursday, March 5th. Students performed in shows for Meredith Middle School, their classmates at Hoover, and also had and evening show for parents and community members. This years’ performances included a Karenni Dance, Congolese Song, Asian, African and Mexican Fashion Shows, Spoken Word Poetry and an African … Read more »


Hoover Huskies Head to State Tournament


Congratulations to the #3 Hoover Huskies on beating #5 Ankeny Centennial in the Substate final 56-33 and heading to next week’s Iowa State High School Boys’ Basketball Tournament! The Huskies will face Ames in their first round game on Wednesday, March 11 at 8:15 PM at Wells Fargo Arena. For more State Tournament details, visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

Upcoming Events

Apr 1
H.S. Iowa Assessments
Apr 2
Tennis: Girls Varsity
Apr 2
Tennis: Girls JV
Apr 2
Budget Forum
Apr 4
Track: Boys Varsity

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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.