School News

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Important Info for Incoming Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Currently, 81% of Hoover juniors do not have this vaccination. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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 »

Drive 4UR School Booster Club Fundraiser


Come support the Hoover-Meredith Booster Club by test driving a new Ford vehicle from Charles Gabus Ford. Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2017 Time: 8 am – 3 pm Place: Hoover High School Parking Lot (4800 Aurora Ave) Who: Drivers 18 years and older with a valid driver’s license The Hoover-Meredith Booster Club is participating in … Read more »

Hypnotic Brass Ensamble works with students.

The Hypnotic Brass Meets Hoover Brass


The Des Moines Civic Center became a classroom for Hoover band director Ryan Rowley and ten of his brass musicians on Friday. They had the opportunity to take a master class from the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, an award-winning group of musicians who combine jazz, funk and hip-hop to take the classic brass ensemble in a new direction. After some individual and small group work, the musicians – professionals and students alike – took to the stage to jam on one of the group’s songs. Click the headline to see more.

Danielson To Become Interim Principal


Kathie Danielson, the director of high schools at Des Moines Public Schools, will end her career where it began: Hoover High School. Danielson takes over as interim principal at Hoover for the 2017-18 school year as our principal Cynthia Flesch prepares to retire later this spring. Click the headline to read more about two outstanding DMPS educators.

Student Art on Display


Nine Hoover students will be participating in the DMPS High School Art Exhibit at the Heritage Gallery, 111 Court Ave. from March 30 – April 11th. They are Nicole Rodriguez, Savannah Lester, Ana Larson, Jackie Alvarez, Katelynn Bennett, Bailey Carpenter, Rachel Amann, Meressa Moriarity, and Natalie Singletary.  

Upcoming Events

Aug 1
School Board Meeting
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 17
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines Roosevelt, Des Moines Lincoln, TBA, Urbandale (Away)
Aug 18
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Indianola, Ankeny High School, Des Moines East, Fort Dodge, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines Roosevelt, Southeast Polk (Away)
Aug 18
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Indianola, Ankeny High School, Des Moines East, Fort Dodge, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines Roosevelt, Southeast Polk (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:

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.