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2018 Commencement


The 2018 Commencement Ceremony will be held Saturday, May 26th at 12:30 PM. Family and Friends who cannot attend the ceremony can watch it on-line!There will be a live stream and Video-on-Demand recording of the graduation ceremony available through this link: The program will be shown in its entirety on the DMPS TV station. Please … Read more »

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Hoover Students Blaze Summer Trails Abroad


Three Hoover students will travel abroad this summer earning college credit on scholarship through the Council on International Educational Exchange. Their planned adventures are in keeping with Hoover’s global perspective as an International Baccalaureate school with an extremely diverse student population. Click the headline to read more.

Hoover Drama Presents – Los Ochos, A Dance with Death


May 3rd, 4th, and 5th at 7pm Hoover Drama will present the play Los Ochos, A Dance with Death by Reid Conrad.  Come see what happens when Los Ochos force the people of this small Spanish Village to sacrifice one of their own to save themselves and support the cast and crew of over 50 … Read more »

Support HHS Band


You are invited to a fundraising event for the Hoover High school band. Please join us at Pizza Ranch on May 17th from 5:00-7:00 pm. Let them know that you are there in support of the Hoover band, enjoy delicious food and then Pizza Ranch will then donate 15% of your guest check to the … Read more »

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.

Upcoming Events

Jun 21
Softball: 9th vs. Johnston (Away)
Jun 21
Softball: JV vs. Johnston (Away)
Jun 21
Softball: JV (Cancelled) vs. Johnston (Away)
Jun 21
Baseball: 10th vs. Johnston (Home)
Jun 21
Softball: Varsity vs. Johnston (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.



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