School News

HHS Global Engage


As an IB World School, Hoover is always looking for ways to develop internationally-minded students.  One way is to develop knowledge and understanding of issues that reach beyond our walls.  Each month, students and staff will engage with one of the United Nation’s global goals.  These areas of focus include ‘peace’, the eradication of poverty, and … Read more »



Hard to believe that October is already here! And parent/teacher conferences are just right around the corner. Hoover conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 17th from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. We hope that you will be able to join us to meet your child’s teachers and check on their progress in their classes. … Read more »

Supreme Court hears arguments at Hoover.

Iowa Supreme Court Hears Cases at Hoover


Occasionally the court hits the road in a deliberate effort to raise Iowans’ consciousness of how their state’s judicial system goes about its work. In September, the Justices heard oral arguments in the case of State of Iowa v. Bion Blake Ingram in the auditorium at Hoover High School. Click on the headline to read more.

School Picture Day


School picture day is Friday, September 22nd. All students are expected to have their picture taken tomorrow, even if you are not buying pictures.  Central students who ride the early bus should take their pictures before leave. Order packets are available in the main office and should be turned in to the photographer at the time … Read more »

Kevin Li: National Merit Semi-Finalist


Hoover senior Kevin Li is among nine DMPS students named as 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists, one of the top academic honors for high school students. Click the headline to read more about the recognition one of our Huskies has earned in the classroom.

saxophones in marching band

Is Your Band Ready? Yes, Say the Huskies!


On Monday night, the 4th annual DMPS Marching Band Festival was held at Williams Stadium. It was a debut performance for the Huskies at this event as Hoover is working hard to rebuild our marching band program. Click the photo to read and see more about one more way Huskies are representing our school.

Upcoming Events

Oct 17
Oct 17
School Board Meeting
Oct 18
DMPS Job Fair
Oct 18
Volleyball: Varsity vs. TBA, TBA (Away)
Oct 18
Swimming: Girls Varsity (Location Changed) vs. Des Moines North, Des Moines East, Des Moines Lincoln, Ottumwa, Des Moines Roosevelt (Away)

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

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.