School News

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.

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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.

Help Hoover Celebrate 50 Years!


Hoover High School opened its doors on August 27, 1967. Throughout the 2017-18 school year we will celebrate and commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hoover High School. We will highlight accomplishments of current and former staff members, current students and alumni. We hope to reunite with our alumni and community, and generate enthusiasm to invest … Read more »

Alumni Hall of Fame: Dr. Sandra Spanier


Sandra Whipple Spanier (Class of 1969) is the 21st inductee into the Hoover Alumni Hall of Fame. Sandra Spanier epitomizes all that is good in the education that she obtained while at Hoover High School. Click on the headline to see how she was motivated by her senior year English teacher, Mr. Jerry Wadden, and read about at all she has achieved.

Graduation Walk


A team from Hoover participated in the DMPS Graduation Walk on Saturday, August 26th. They visited students and their families to encourage good attendance with a goal to graduate!

Online Registration for 2017 / 2018


Online registration opens on July 17th for the 2017-18 school year. Families new to DMPS should contact the DMPS Welcome Center at 242-7371. Parents/guardians of current Hoover students will receive a personalized link for registration in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal account. If you do not have internet access at home or need assistance with the registration process, plan … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 21
Golf: Boys JV() (Date Changed to 09-21-17) vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Sep 21
Golf: Boys Varsity (Date Changed from 09-21-17) vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Sep 21
Golf: Boys JV (Date Changed from 09-21-17) vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Sep 21
Golf: Boys Varsity() (Date Changed to 09-21-17) vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Sep 21
Cross Country: Boys Varsity vs. Indianola, Ames, Ankeny Centennial High School, Boone, Carlisle, Dowling Catholic, Des Moines East, Lewis Central, Des Moines Lincoln, Newton, Des Moines North, Norwalk, Ottumwa, Pella, Urbandale, Waukee, WDM Valley (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.

Remember to check the Infinite Campus Parent Portal for grade and assignment updates.  Having trouble accessing the parent portal? Call 242-7302 for assistance.

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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.