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Apply for Free & Reduced Lunch and Fee Waviers


Click on Apply for Lunch to get instructions and complete an online application.

Free & Reduced Lunch and Fee Waivers must be submitted each year. Fee waivers apply to the current year fees only, application must be completed before the end of the school year.

Questions on fee waivers? Contact the Roosevelt bookkeeper at 515-242-7323.

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2015-2016 Online Registration


Des Moines Public Schools is rolling out an exciting, new online registration process! It will be available starting July 1 through August 12. Computer make you nervous? Don’t stress! DMPS has created a video to walk families through this new, convenient process on the District website!


Riders Bring Home a Pair of Tennis Titles


The Roosevelt Roughriders brought not one but two State championship trophies home from the 2015 Girls’ State Tennis Championship, capping off a season that may be the best in school history. On Friday, Mary Hill and Eren Sagun captured the State doubles title (for Hill it was her second State doubles title in a row).) On Saturday, Roosevelt did something it had never done before: won the State team title. Click the photo to read more about their season.


Roosevelt Roughriders: Class of 2015


Between May 20-24, Des Moines Public Schools celebrated the Class of 2015 at eight commencement ceremonies, proud to present diplomas to students from all of our high schools. DMPS is pleased to share photographs – 513 photos, to be exact – from all eight of our graduation events, including Roosevelt High School. Click the photo to see more from some of the most special events of the school year.

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Roosevelt Art Students win Top Awards at Law Day


The Polk County Bar Association gives students a chance to get creative with the law as part of the annual Law Day celebration. Chief among the activities is the visual arts, music, essay and poetry competition for students in grades 6 through 12 in Polk County. Roosevelt students took 1st and 3rd place in the visual arts category.

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Senior Art Student wins Congressional Art Competition


Roosevelt senior Nora Trampe won the Congressional Art Competition in the 3rd Congressional District of Iowa. The Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is open to high school students nationwide.

Upcoming Events

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Softball: JV
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Softball: Varsity
Jul 7
Softball: JV (Location Changed)
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Softball: Varsity (Location Changed)
Jul 8
Baseball: 9th
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

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2015-2016 Online Registration

Des Moines Public Schools is rolling out an exciting, new online registration process! It will be available starting July 1 through August 12. Computer make you nervous? Don’t stress! DMPS has created a video to walk families through this new, convenient process on the District website! You can watch the video by clicking here

To start online registration, you must log into your parent portal account in Infinite Campus. (Parent Login can be found at the3 quick links/ Parent Tab / Infinite Campus). This process will take families about 15-20 minutes to complete in Infinite Campus. Online registration can be completed anywhere with internet access!If you have forgotten your username or need to reset your password, please contact Alex Snodgrass at 242-7272 or by email online registration must be completed by all DMPS families before August 12.


Step One–Visit the DMPS page about online registration by clicking here

Step Two–Log into your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus after July 1. You will have received a message in your portal inbox. Follow the link to complete the online registration process. All registration/consent/health/text messenger forms, fee payments, Free & Reduced Lunch Application/Fee Waivers, census verification, and 9th grade address verification can be done from home online!  (Helpful Hint: scan in advance your utility bill or lease agreement for easy uploading during your address verification–acceptable documents listed on the TRHS website – Registration.)  To complete registration, click the SUBMIT button on the last screen.  A registration receipt may be generated and printed for your records at that time.


Incoming freshmen must complete a hard copy of the 9th grade dental and home language survey forms. These completed forms may be mailed to Roosevelt, 4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA  50312-2299.

General Registration Information:

  • No access to computers or networks?  Starting on July 1, Roosevelt will have library computers available for online registration use Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Final registration opportunities will be August 10, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and August 11, 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Students will receive photo ID’s during the first two weeks of school.



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.”

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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!