School News

Homecoming T-Shirts 2018 for Sale!


$10 before and after school in the front hallway!

Homecoming Dance Tickets!


The Golden Age of Hollywood homecoming dance will be Saturday, September 22, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at the Community Choice Credit Union HyVee Hall.  Tickets are on sale Monday through Thursday in the front hall by the auditorium and are $10 each.  Purchase times are 7:45-8:20 a.m. AND 3:25-4:00 p.m.  BUY YOUR TICKET EARLY-don’t stand in the … Read more »

Homecoming Activities and Events!


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Bell schedule for Friday, September 21: Blk 1 = 8:25-9:50; Bk 2 = 9:55-11:15; Lunch = 11:15-11:55; Bk 3 = 12:00-1:10; Bk 4 = 1:15-2:25; Pep Rally = 2:35-3:25

Have Photo IDs Ready!


When visiting the school, whether student or adult, please have a photo ID ready for check in at the Welcome/Attendance window in the front foyer!  Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Academic Letter Award Ceremony to be Held on September 24


The Academic Letter Award Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 24, 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,  will receive their invitations in the mail.

2018 Football Schedule


Students 9-12/Adult Varsity Football Ticket Price:  $6 Students K-8 Varsity Football Ticket Price:  $6 Non-Varsity Competitions All Ticket Price: $4 Home games played at Drake University Stadium with the varsity game beginning approximately 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

Sep 22
Volleyball: Varsity vs. Cedar Falls, Charles City, Janesville, Dowling Catholic, Fort Dodge, Marshalltown, Waterloo East, Prairie, Cedar Rapids Washington, Grundy Center, West Delaware, Dike-New Hartford, Center Point-Urbana, Waterloo Columbus (Away)
Sep 22
Volleyball: JV vs. Johnston, TBA (Away)
Sep 22
Volleyball: 9th vs. Johnston, TBA (Away)
Sep 22
Cross Country: Boys Varsity vs. University of MN, TBA (Away)
Sep 22
Cross Country: Girls Varsity vs. University of MN, TBA (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.

Calendar of Events


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!