School News

Combined Music Concert Nights! Plan to Attend February 20 and 22, 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium


Please join us for combined music group evening concert nights!  February 20 will be Concert Choir, Orchestra, and Symphonic Band performing.  On February 22, the Wind Symphony, Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Choir will be performing.  Don’t miss these one of a kind music nights!

ALL JUNIORS Complete Pre-Administration for the ACT Test This Week!


All juniors must complete pre-administration and test at Roosevelt.  Juniors are REQUIRED to attend one session during Rider Time on February 21 and 22 in the auditorium (bring a #2 pencil and a book to write on).  CC/CA students must attend either above day, or February 20 and 21 after school in the library. The … Read more »

Junior ACT Testing – February 27, 7:40 a.m.


ACT testing for Juniors – All testing at Roosevelt, know your room assignment in advance! No school – 9th, 10th, 12th grades (11th grade students attend AM only for ACT) Bring acceptable photo identification, student ID or driver license. Bring sharpened, soft lead No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens). … Read more »

Roosevelt Rep Theatre Presents The Wolves


Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets sold at the door:  $7 adults, $5 students Doors open 30 minutes before showtime Recommended for audiences age 13+

Iowa ACAC College Fair to be Held on March 5!


Plan to attend the Iowa ACAC College Fair on Monday, March 5, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt large gym! Approximately 75 colleges and universities from Iowa and surrounding states will be here to share information about their respective institutions.  Engage college admission representatives in conversations about their institutions!

Register for AP Exams by March 26, 2018


AP Exam registration has begun! AP Exams must be submitted by March 26, 2018. Students pick up an exam order form from the bookkeeper in the main office. A few reminders about AP Exam Registration: * Each AP Exam cost $94.00: a $15 non-refundable deposit is required for each exam. Full payment is required before … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Feb 27
Basketball: Boys Varsity vs. TBA (Home)
Mar 6
Track: Boys Varsity vs. University of Northern Iowa Indoor, TBA (Away)
Mar 6
Track: Girls Varsity vs. Wartburg College, TBA (Away)
Mar 9
Spring Recess – No School
Mar 9
Track: Boys Varsity vs. WashingtonIA, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Fairfield, Iowa City, Iowa City Regina, Iowa City West, North Scott, Pleasant Valley, Waukee, West Liberty, Williamsburg (Away)
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 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 the link ‘Senior Year’, under the ‘Students’ tab 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.”

Equity Statement for Des Moines Public Schools

It is the policy of the Des Moines Community School District  not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.  There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.  If you believe you have (or your child has) been discriminated against or treated unjustly at school, please contact the Director of Human Resources, Dr. Anne Sullivan, at 2323 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA  50312, (515) 242-7911,


People with disabilities who need information regarding accessibility to the building or who need sign or language interpretation should contact the office at (515) 242-7272 for assistance.

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About Roosevelt High School

4419 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-7272 | E:
School Hours: 7:40 AM to 2:40 PM


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!