School News

Spring Parent Teacher Conference Night – April 5, 4:00-7:30 p.m.


Visit with teachers regarding your student’s progress!  Teachers will be located in the cafeteria, library, and the small gym.

Iowa Assessments on April 4!


Mandatory Iowa Assessments will be given on Wednesday, April 4, to all 9th – 11th grade students AT ROOSEVELT.  Central Campus/Academy classes are canceled for underclassmen on this day.   We will begin at 7:40, conclude by 12:40, and both breakfast and lunch will be served.  STUDENTS SHOULD BRING two #2 pencils, a calculator, and are … Read more »

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 »

NHS Blood Drive – April 5!


The National Honor Society Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, April 5, in the library from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.  Students who wish to donate should sign up online at LifeServe Blood Center.  Minors (16 & 17 yr old) will need a completed permission slip to donate, click on the link below to … Read more »

No School on March 30 – Staff Professional Development


No school for students on March 30 – great college visit day or volunteering for Silver Cord hours!

Junior Families! Important New Vaccination Requirement!


The Iowa Department of Health has issued a new vaccine rule.  All 12th graders for the 2018-19 school year, with a birthday after September 15, 1999, will be required to provide proof of meningococcal vaccine (two doses in most cases).  Please call your health care provider immediately to discuss your child’s status.  If you have … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Mar 24
Track: Boys Varsity (Rescheduled from 03-20-18) vs. Simpson College, TBA (Away)
Mar 24
Track: Girls Varsity vs. Simpson College, TBA (Away)
Mar 27
Track: Girls Varsity vs. Waukee, TBA (Away)
Mar 29
Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Urbandale (Home)
Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
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!