School News


Gala Celebrates Hoover STEM Academy


Nearly a year after applying for the Governor’s STEM Council re-design grant, Hoover High School opened its doors for a gala Wednesday to celebrate the new STEM Academy. Guests enjoyed an evening of tours, socializing and hearing Hoover staff and students say “thank you” to those who have supported them in their journey. Click the photo … Read more »


Hoover-Meredith IB Informational Meeting


Are you curious about the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme? What does being a part of the program mean for your student? Join us for an informal opportunity to learn more about the MYP and how it is changing how students learn at Meredith & Hoover.


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.

class of 1994

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!

Upcoming Events

Sep 22
Football: 8th
Sep 22
IB Informational Meeting
Sep 22
College Planning Night
Sep 23
Golf: Boys Varsity (Rescheduled from 08-28-14)
Sep 23
Golf: Boys JV (Rescheduled from 08-28-14)

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

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School picture day is Friday, September 26th!

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.