School News

Seniors! First Semester Transcript Requests Due to Registrar by December 14!


First semester transcript requests are due to the registrar no later than December 14.  Reminder:  after five transcript requests, each additional request is $3 along with your addressed, stamped envelope.  Forms and instructions are located in the ‘Transcript’ link under the ‘Student’ tab.

Roosevelt Offices Closed Over Winter Break!


All Roosevelt offices will be closed over winter break giving employees time to enjoy with their families.  Regular business hours will begin after January 2.  Enjoy winter break!

Holiday Rider Shoppe Hours


Lots of new items for holiday gift giving, something perfect for your Roughrider!  Free gift wrapping during these special evening hours! Holiday Rider Shoppe Hours: December 15 5:00-9:00 p.m. South Commons December 19 5:00-9:00 p.m. South Commons December 21 11:00-200 p.m.  Rider Shoppe The Rider Shoppe is located Room 1310, in the southeast corner of … Read more »

FREE 9th Grade Dental Screening on December 19!


9th grade students that have not turned in their dental form are to attend the 9th grade dental screening to be held on December 19 during Rider Time in the library.  Dental Connections – Nolden Gentry Dental Clinic will provide hygienists to give quick screenings to 9th graders, complete their forms, and provide notifications if … Read more »

Don’t Miss the Winter Fine Arts Concerts!


Please join us! Orchestra Concert – December 11, 7:00 p.m., auditorium Band Concert – December 12, 7:00 p.m., auditorium Vocal Music Concert – December 14, 7:00 p.m., auditorium

Senior Record Sheets Due Before Winter Break!


Candidates for 2018 graduation must completed and return the form with a copy of the student birth certificate.  If you have not done so as yet, please return to the registrar office before winter break! Click here for the Senior Record Sheet form!

Upcoming Events

Dec 14
Bowling: Boys Varsity vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Dec 14
Bowling: Girls Varsity vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Dec 14
Bowling: Boys JV vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Dec 14
Bowling: Girls JV vs. Ottumwa (Home)
Dec 14
Bowling: Boys Varsity vs. Ottumwa (Home)
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 Senior Page, under Students 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!