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Hall of Fame Inductees


On Wednesday, May 25th, Hoover inducted two alumni into the Hoover Hall of Fame – Thomas “Tom” DeAngelo (class of 1971) and Katie Meade (class of 2002). Mr. DeAngelo is an accomplished architect, business leader, and educator, having earned the distinction of “Fellow of the American Institute of Architects” in 2005 for his unique contributions to the … Read more »

Are You 17 1/2 Years Old? Become a Voter!


One of the missions of DMPS is to educate students who “understand the rights and obligations of citizenship.” And one of those rights is becoming a voter, a right available to many high school students. To register to vote in Iowa you must (a) be at least 17 1/2 years old, (b) be a U.S. citizen, and (c) be a resident of Iowa. Click the photo to visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s web site to learn more and complete a registration form.

Staff Professional Development


The Equity Team of Hoover has teamed up with the Equity Team of Meredith to present  a full day of  professional development focusing on equity. There will be two impressive and thought provoking key note speakers as well as several breakout session facilitators.   The topics range from history of oppression in America to creating a more … Read more »

Sisters for Success Shine at Conference


On March 3, Hip Hope Inc. and Drake University presented the 1st Annual “Many Shades of Color” Young Women’s Conference. The Conference was held on the campus of Drake University.  The theme for this year’s conference was “Know Your Worth”.  Secret Johnson, 10th grade Hoover student, submitted her essay entitled “My Self-Worth” and was honored by … Read more »

Students dance on stage.

Gala Celebrates Students From Around the World


With students speaking 41 languages from 45 different countries, Hoover High School celebrated its students with songs, dances, and other performances for their annual Global Gala in the auditorium on March 8. Click on the headline to see more photos.

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.

Upcoming Events

Apr 26
Tennis: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines East (Away)
Apr 26
Tennis: Boys JV vs. Des Moines East (Away)
Apr 26
Tennis: Girls Varsity vs. Des Moines East (Home)
Apr 26
Tennis: Girls JV vs. Des Moines East (Home)
Apr 27
Track: Boys Varsity vs. Drake Relays, TBA (Away)

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About Hoover High School

4800 Aurora Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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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.



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