School News


Summer School


Who: Current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students who are trying to recover credits in courses they failed.
What: General On-Line Summer School
When: Monday, June 8 – Friday, July 24

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Mondays – Fridays)

Note: No classes Monday, July 1- Friday, July 5


Roosevelt Spring Finals


Finals are coming up!
Seniors May 18th – 21st
Underclassmen May 28th – June 2nd

Please see article for specific times.

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Summer Registration Online, opens in July


Summer Registration! The DMPS is developing a new registration process. It is still in the formation stages and will roll out sometime in July. We have been informed that there will be no registration for the 2015-16 school year until later in July. As DMPS works the entire process to completion, we will be molding Roosevelt registration to fit the new model. When the new procedure is complete, we will share with our families!


Zanders Named Riders Boys’ Basketball Coach


Roosevelt High School has named Charles Zanders as the new head coach of the Roughriders boys’ basketball team. The former Simpson College coach, who also led Hoover High School to a state title in 2006, will take over the Roosevelt program for the 2015-16 season. “Charles brings a wealth of experience to our school,” said … Read more »


TRHS Top Metro School on Iowa AP Index


For the third year in a row, all five DMPS high schools are listed among the state’s top 50 high schools on the Iowa Advanced Placement Index. And according to the list prepared by the University of Iowa, Roosevelt is the top provider of AP courses in the metro area! Click the headline to read the full story.


Seniors Graduation Obligations


All senior financial obligations must be resolved in order to receive their cap and gown for graduation. Payment can be made by cash or check to the bookkeeper, Mrs. Kuehler in the main office or a direct link to pay fees online is NO CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER MAY 8TH!

Upcoming Events

May 22
Last day for 12th grade students
May 22
Track: Boys Varsity
May 22
Track: Girls Varsity
May 22
Soccer: Girls Varsity
May 22
Soccer: Girls 9th
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

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CALLING IN ABSENCES. Whenever a student is going to be absent from school for any reason, a parent or guardian is to call the attendance desk (242-7273) within 24 hours to verify the absence. (An answering machine will be on from 3:00p.m. until 7:15 a.m. and all weekend.) Messages may be left on the attendance voice mail system. The voice mail system is constantly monitored throughout the day. Notes will also be accepted.

NOTE: An absence can be verified and not be excluded. For example, a parent calls to say a student would be absent because of illness but did not go to the doctor.

MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS & ATTENDANCE Parents may call the school attendance office at 242-7273 prior to a medical appointment to have their student excused. The attendance clerk will prepare a pass for your student, the student shows this to the classroom teacher, reports to the Attendance Office to sign out, and meets the parent in the parking lot. The student must then bring a note from the doctor to sign back in. You may leave a message on the voice mail with the student’s name, ID number, the time they need to leave, and the type of appointment. The voice mail is monitored all day long.

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!