School News

Fez Zafar and Esther Ubadigbo stand together outside Roosevelt.

Students Join Panel at National Education Conference


Two juniors from Roosevelt High School/Central Academy, Fez Zafar and Esther Ubadigbo, will join Superintendent Dr. Thomas Ahart at the Council of Great City Schools’ 62nd Annual Fall Conference in Baltimore later this month and play prominent roles in a live streamed town hall event scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 26. Click on the headline to read more.

Roosevelt student expresses delight with new jersey.

Roosevelt Runners Earn Backing from Brooks


When the Roosevelt High School girls’ team gathered after school Wednesday for a tune-up run on the eve of Thursday’s CIML conference meet at Ewing Park, there was a surprise in store. Here’s to Brooks, makers of what they describe as “the best running gear in the world – nothing more, nothing less,” and the company’s commitment to some of the most unsung, unheralded athletes of them all: high school cross country runners. Click on the headline to see more.

Fall Parent Teacher Conferences – October 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Wednesday, October 24, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in the cafeteria, library, and small gym.  Parents are asked to have their student’s schedule accessible through IC Parent Portal on mobile devices, or printed off prior to attending conferences.  Please plan to attend to meet your student’s teachers and stay informed on … Read more »

National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Will Be Held on October 23


The National Honor Society Induction Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt auditorium.  A light reception will follow in the library.  Students apply and must qualify in the areas of scholarship, leadership, and service.

No School for Students on October 25 and 26


Great days for college visits or volunteer hours for Silver Cord!

Teen Talk 2018! A Free Day-Long Workshop by Primary Health Care-October 25


A health education program aimed at high school and middle school aged teens. Fun day of activities, informative workshops, new friends, and great prizes! Register at For a poster with more information, click HERE.

Upcoming Events

Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Oct 25
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Johnston, Abraham Lincoln, Ames, Boone, Des Moines East, Des Moines Hoover, Mason City, Newton (Away)
Oct 27
Cross Country: Girls Varsity vs. IGHSAU, TBA (Away)
Oct 27
Cross Country: Boys Varsity vs. IHSAA, TBA (Away)
Oct 27
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Johnston, Abraham Lincoln, Ames, Boone, Des Moines East, Des Moines Hoover, Mason City, Newton (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:
New School Hours: 8:25 AM to 3:25 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!