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Spring Break


Spring Break is from Friday, March 9th through Friday, March 16th. We hope that you take the time to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Classes resume on Monday, March 19th.

Once Upon A Melody


Hoover/Meredith Orchestras presents our annual Once upon a Melody concert on Monday, March 5th at 7:00 pm. This year’s theme is: It takes team work to make the dream work. Children are encouraged to wear their pjs, bring a blanket and get autographs from the characters after the concert. There will be many surprises that you wont want … Read more »

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Conferences, Concert and College – Rescheduled


Parent/Teacher conferences have been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 28th from 3:00-7:00 pm. The Hoover High band pops concert will also be held the evening of the 28th, starting at 7:00 pm. Parents of 9-11 graders are invited to stop by room 1100 from 5:00-6:00 pm for an informational session on college planning, hosted by Iowa … Read more »

Congratulations to Hoover Drama


This weekend, Hoover Drama performed at the All-state speech Festival which celebrates the most outstanding performances in the state.  At the end of the festival, the Critic’s Choice award is bestowed upon the best of the best in each category.  This year, Hoover won the Critic’s Choice award for Short Film with their work titled “Malheur.” … Read more »

Hoover Hall of Fame


Congratulations to Colonel Todd Jacobus on his induction into the Hoover High School Alumni Hall of Fame. The Induction Ceremony took place on Tuesday, February 13 during halftime of the Hoover-Dowling varsity boys’ basketball game. Colonel Jacobus attended Samuelson ES, Meredith MS, and then Hoover High School, graduating in 1985. He could be described as “The Role Model’s Role … Read more »

Congratulations Bowlers!


Congratulations to Breazi Preston, Damien Smith, and Josh Henry for earning All-Conference honors and medals at yesterday’s Conference Bowling meet! Breazi Preston finished 9th in individual conference bowling with a two game score of 360 – a personal best.  And congratulations to both the boys’ and girls’ teams for their season best performances yesterday!  

Upcoming Events

Mar 19
Booster Club Meeting
Mar 20
Track: Boys Varsity vs. Simpson College (Away)
Mar 20
Track: Girls Varsity vs. Simpson College, TBA (Away)
Mar 20
School Board Meeting
Mar 22
Track: Boys Varsity vs. Waukee, Council Bluffs Lincoln, Des Moines Lincoln, Marshalltown, Mason City, Des Moines North (Away)

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About Hoover High School

4800 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-7300 | E:
School Hours: 7:40 AM to 2:40 PM


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.