School News

Davis, Dunham, Suh: National Merit Semi-Finalists


Roosevelt seniors Nyah Davis, Margaret Dunham and Katie Suh are among nine DMPS students named as 2018 National Merit Semi-Finalists, one of the top academic honors for high school students. Click the headline to read more about the recognition three Riders earned in the classroom.

Expect TRAFFIC DELAYS on Your Way to Roosevelt!


The Streetscape Improvement Project on 42nd CONTINUES!  Allow for considerable delays in the morning and afternoon traffic!  This project is slated to go through NOVEMBER!

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!

Juniors & Sophomores Sign Up to Take the PSAT Test on October 11! Deadline to Sign Up: Oct 6!


Registration for the PSAT/NMSQT will begin Monday, September 18.  The cost of the assessment is $20.  If students would like to register, please sign up by taking payment to the bookkeeper (Mrs. Kuehler) in the main office.  The PSAT will be held in the Roosevelt small gym on Wednesday, October 11, beginning at 8:00 a.m. … Read more »

Academic Letter Award Ceremony to be Held on September 25


The Academic Letter Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Roosevelt auditorium.  A light reception will follow in the library.  Qualifying letter recipients, carrying a 3.5 g.p.a. for two semesters in an academic year,  received their invitations in the mail earlier this month.

Upcoming Events

Sep 26
Volleyball: 10th vs. Des Moines East (Away)
Sep 26
Volleyball: 9th vs. Des Moines East (Away)
Sep 26
Swimming: Girls Varsity vs. Des Moines Lincoln (Home)
Sep 26
Swimming: Girls JV vs. Des Moines Lincoln (Home)
Sep 26
Volleyball: JV vs. Des Moines East (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 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.”

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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!