School News

Conversation with the Principal and PTA Meetings!


Join us for the PTA-sponsored Conversation with the Principal!  Different school topics will be discussed at each meeting with time for questions.  The conversations will be from 5:30-6:00 p.m., with the PTA meeting following from 6:15-6:45 p.m. in the library on September 12, November 14, January 23, and April 10.  All are welcome to attend!

Open House on Thursday, February 8, from 4:30-8:00 p.m.


Parents are invited to stop in and visit with teachers regarding your student’s progress.  Please join us!

Mark Your Calendars! ACT Testing for Juniors on February 27


All juniors will take the ACT test on February 27 at Roosevelt.  Bring your Photo ID, #2 pencils, and calculator for the ACT exam on Tuesday, February 27.  No classes for 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students on this day.  On Wednesday, juniors do not report and all other grades attend.

Roosevelt students sing and dance

Roosevelt Presents January Jive!


With the show choir season about to begin, Roosevelt High School presented “January Jive,” a preview of their upcoming performances and a chance to put the spotlight on performance art. The show choir will be on the road at competitions four out of six weeks from late this month through February. Click on the headline to see more pictures.

Herff Jones Senior Orders Are Past Due!


Seniors!  If you have not ordered or completed payment for senior cap and gown, graduation invitations, or other cool senior items, do so by January 25!  Late fees apply at this time.  To pay or order, click HERE.  Contact Herff Jones directly with questions at 515-993-3809.

Senior Yearbook Pictures are Past Due!


Senior pictures for the 2017-18 yearbook are now past due!  FINAL DEADLINE:  JANUARY 24 AT 3:00 P.M.  If a senior picture is not turned in, the Lifetouch (ID badge) photo will be used in the yearbook. Photos must be vertical, head and shoulder pose, in color, and no other people/props are allowed in the picture.  … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jan 19
Basketball: Boys 10th vs. Des Moines Hoover (Away)
Jan 19
Basketball: Boys 9th vs. Des Moines Hoover (Away)
Jan 19
Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. Des Moines Hoover (Away)
Jan 19
Basketball: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines Hoover (Away)
Jan 20
Wrestling: Varsity vs. Urbandale, A-D-M, Ames, Ballard, Bettendorf, Cedar Falls, Centerville, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, Dallas Center - Grimes, Dowling Catholic, Fort Madison, Glenwood, Indianola, Iowa City West, Johnston, Des Moines Lincoln, North Scott, Southeast Polk, Waukee, WDM Valley (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.

Calendar of Events


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!