School News

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 »

Conferences, Concert and College


We hope that you will be able to join us on February 22nd for Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4:00-8:00 pm. Come for conferences, stay for the concert! There will be a Hoover Band Pops concert in the Denis Hildreth Auditorium starting at 7:00 pm. Everyone is invited to attend. Parents of 9-11th graders are invited … 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!  

Hoover AcDec Goes to State


Hoover’s Academic Decathlon team is going to State!  At the regional competition last week, the team qualified to compete against 11 other large school teams from around the Iowa.  In preparation for competition, students study subjects related to this year’s topic – Africa – in seven different areas, while also delivering a speech, face-to-face interview … Read more »

Husky Pups Cheer With the Big Dawgs


One of the many good things our cheerleaders contribute to the Hoover community is Husky Pups. The programs works with students from our neighboring elementary schools who are interested in cheerleading, put on a workshop to teach them some basics, and then invite them to join in a performance at a home basketball game. Click the headline to enjoy photos from a recent workshop.

Upcoming Events

Feb 20
School Board Meeting
Feb 22
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Feb 22
College Planning and Financial Aid Night
Feb 22
Band Pops Concert
Feb 24
Winter Formal

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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.