School News

Parent Informational Event on Substance Abuse Focusing on Vaping and Current Teenage Trends to be Held on April 26


Parents, join us for an informational event on Thursday, April 26, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt cafeteria.  Speakers will include Roosevelt’s SRO Officer Moody and Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Chelsea Kammer from Employee & Family Resources.  Plan to attend!

AP Exam Pre-Administration Sessions 2018!


PRE-ADMINISTRATION SESSIONS!  All AP students that signed up for an AP exam must attend their pre-administration session listed below! Date Time Location Group April 23 Rider Time Cafeteria SENIORS April 24 Rider Time Cafeteria JUNIORS April 25 Rider Time Cafeteria SOPHOMORES & FRESHMEN April 25 12:40 Library MAKE UPS – ALL GRADES If you cannot make … Read more »

Roosevelt Repertory Theatre Presents Jesus Christ Superstar On April 20!


Jesus Christ Superstar will be performed on April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Roosevelt auditorium.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students K-12.  April 22 will feature a special pre-show alumni reception starting at 1:00 p.m.! Advance tickets may be purchased by clicking HERE.  

Parade of Bands Concert April 23, 7:00 p.m. in the Large Gym


Join us for a combined middle school and high school band concert!

DMPS High School Art Exhibit 2018


Exhibition runs April 19 through May 1 at the Polk County Heritage Gallery, 111 Court Avenue.  Gallery hours are 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and admission is free.

Yearbook – Senior Baby Ads! DEADLINE MAY 11


Senior Parents! You can still purchase a personal baby ad for the 2017-18 yearbook for your senior. The deadline is Friday, May 11. You can purchase and create your ad HERE.  Give your student a lasting memory!

Upcoming Events

Apr 23
Golf: Girls Varsity vs. Ames, TBA (Away)
Apr 23
Track: Boys Varsity vs. Des Moines North, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines East, Des Moines Hoover, Ottumwa (Away)
Apr 23
Track: Girls Varsity vs. vs. Dowling Catholic, Ankeny Centennial High School, Des Moines East, Johnston, Newton, Urbandale (Home)
Apr 23
Tennis: Boys JV vs. WDM Valley, TBA (Away)
Apr 24
Golf: Girls Varsity vs. Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines East, Des Moines North (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!