School News


Riders Mark 200 Years of Rockets’ Red Glare


On September 14, 1814 Francis Scott Key penned the Star Spangled Banner. On Friday, the band and chorus at Roosevelt High School led the student body in a stirring tribute to the bicentennial of the national anthem. Click the headline to see and read more about the special event put on by the Roughriders.


Roosevelt Open House


Come join us for Roosevelt’s open house this Thursday from 4-8p.m, join us for a casual meetings with teachers in classrooms, and talk to clubs and organizations available to you and your student. Great things are happening, come take a look!


What’s That in the Hallway?


Wildlife filled Noreen Nsereko’s environmental science class at Roosevelt High School. Along with the red tailed boa constrictor, zoo officials brought in a marine toad, a blue and gold macaw and an American alligator to show to the class. Down the hall in Deb Henry’s biology class, students have been raising and releasing monarch butterflies.

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Hairspray the Musical


The Fall musical is Underway! Please click the blue letters above for different ways for students and parents to be involved.

Don’t Forget, Hairspray the musical
Performances are Nov. 6th, 7th, 8th. 7:30p.m. Roosevelt Auditorium, Tickets amiable at the door.

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It maybe HOT, but the fall football season is here!


Go support the Roughriders! It’s football season, please see calander for a list of times and locations.


Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015


The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing a trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS high school students enrolled in US History/AP US History or US Government/AP US Government.

Upcoming Events

Sep 19
Golf: Boys Varsity
Sep 19
Football: 9th
Sep 19
Football: Varsity
Sep 20
Volleyball: Varsity
Sep 20
Volleyball: 9th
4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-7272 | F: 515-242-7350

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Athletic Calendars and Schedules

Our scrolling calendar to the right lets you know if we have athletic events.  But if you want the up-to-the minute details of which 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

Senior Events and Information

Graduation is May 24, 2014!  Check out college information under the Academics tab on the menu bar above (Academics > Counseling > Counseling PLC).  Transcript request forms are under the STUDENT tab– first 5 are free with an addressed stamped envelope; $2 per transcript after request number 5.  A Seniors 2014 folder under the Student tab will be coming soon.  Forms for college visits, the senior calendar , deadline infomation,  important announcements for students and families for the Class of 2014 will be posted under the Student tab as it becomes available.  Check regularly!

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!