School News

IHSSA Showcase


The Hoover IHSSA team held a showcase on Thursday, January 18th, of the 14 different performances they will take to District Large Group contest on Saturday, Jan 20 at Southeast Polk Junior High School.  To view more pictures from the event, visit the Hoover Flickr page.  

End of First Semester


Due to the snow day last week, the last day of the first semester will be Tuesday, January 16th.  Students will follow their regular schedule. The second semester will begin on Wednesday, January 17th.

Winter Break


Winter break starts Friday, December 22nd. We hope all Hoover families find time to relax and unwind. Classes resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Ferdinand Alobo helps students learn to dance.

Student Ferdinand Alobo Thanks Teachers


Ferdinand Alobo has come a long way from his home country to Des Moines, Iowa. As many of our refugee students can attest, the road isn’t always smooth. This week, Ferdinand was profiled by Des Moines Register Metro Columnist Daniel Finney, and he took the opportunity to talk about how teachers made a difference in his life. Click on the headline to read the column.

Hoover student helps make paper turkeys.

Hoover Students Mark Universal Children’s Day


Hoover students put on their school colors Tuesday and visited three Des Moines elementary schools in honor of Universal Children’s Day. The day was established by the United Nations in 1954 to promote international togetherness and improve children’s welfare. Our Huskies shared art, dance and literature with students at Findley, Cowles and Moore. Click on the headline to read and see more.

Photo from Hoover's production of Cinderella.

Hoover Drama Presents: Cinderella


Hoover Drama presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella this November 9, 10, and 11th at 7pm. The most recent adaptation of the classic tale turns the story on it’s head and encourages today’s princesses to take their fate into their own hands. Click on the headline to reserve tickets, and see photos of our dress rehearsal!

Upcoming Events

Jan 20
Swimming: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines North, Des Moines East, Des Moines Lincoln, Ottumwa, Des Moines Roosevelt (Away)
Jan 20
Swimming: Boys Varsity (Location Changed) vs. Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines East, Des Moines Lincoln, Ottumwa, Des Moines Roosevelt (Away)
Jan 22
No School – Professional Development Day
Jan 23
Bowling: Boys Varsity (Date & Time Changed from 01-11-18) vs. Des Moines North (Home)
Jan 23
Bowling: Boys JV (Date & Time Changed from 01-11-18) vs. Des Moines North (Home)

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.



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