School News


Roosevelt to Offer AP Capstone Diploma


Central Academy and Roosevelt High School will join approximately 1,000 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone, an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication. Central Academy and Roosevelt will be the first two high schools in the metro area to offer this opportunity for students. Click to headline to learn more.

Holiday Rider Gear Dec 2016

Just in Time for Holiday Gift Giving!


Special order items from the Rider Shop are ready for customizing, just in time for holiday gift giving!  Take a peek and you will find the perfect gift for your Roughrider!  Click HERE for the order form, due in the Activities office with payment by DECEMBER 5.  Items will be available for pick up from … Read more »

Honor tshirts

Blue for Blue Campaign Ending Soon


Under 100 Honor t-shirts remain in sizes XS through L!  They are available in the Rider Shop on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and on December 20 & 21 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. while supplies last!


Sending Transcripts Over Winter Break!


The DEADLINE for submitting request for transcripts to be sent (through January) is DECEMBER 13.  Click here for the form and instructions.  Return the completed form, addressed stamped envelope, and $3 (after five requests) to the registrar’s office, located in the front hall.


Senior Product Orders/Cap & Gown DEADLINE!


Herff Jones graduation product orders (cap/gown/invitations/rings/etc.) are due DECEMBER 9, 2016.  Orders and payments may be mailed before December 9, or use the convenient online option before December 16, 2016!  Late fees will be added to orders after December 16. Herff Jones Website Questions?  Contact Herff Jones at 515-993-3809!

senior yearbook memories

Senior Yearbook Photos Deadline!


The deadline for submitting senior pictures for the 2016-17 yearbook is Thursday, December 22.  Photos must be vertical, head and shoulder pose, in color, and no other people/props are allowed in the picture.  It is preferred that images are sent electronically to in high res PDF format, or JPG at 180 PPT or higher.  … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 12
Basketball: Boys 9th vs. Des Moines Lincoln (Home)
Dec 13
Basketball: Girls JV vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Dec 13
Basketball: Boys 10th vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Dec 13
Basketball: Girls JV
Dec 13
Bowling: Boys Varsity vs. Ottumwa (Away)
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

Bulletin Board

Athletic Calendars and Schedules
Our scrolling calendar to the right lets you know if we have student events.  But if you want the up-to-the minute details of sports teams, what time and where, go to the ATHLETICS tab on the menu bar above and select “Schedules”.  You can also get information about the CIML events at

Please See Senior Page, under Students for more information and deadlines

Visit the TRHS Alumni Foundation
The Roosevelt Alumni Foundation can be found at, you may email them at or call 515.664.2020.  Their Mission: “The Roosevelt High School Foundation/Alumni Association is organized for educational purposes in order to advance, support and assist in the development and growth of the students and faculty at Roosevelt High School.”

Calendar of Events


About Roosevelt High School


4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-7272 | E:

This historic 90 year old school has developed a tradition of excellence, both academically and in various extra-curricular activities, which are a source of pride to the community it serves, the students, faculty, and alumni.

Roosevelt High School is committed to excellence in Academics, the Arts, and all Activities. Success for Every Student! GO ROUGHRIDERS!