School News


East Students to Perform for Evening of Giving at Hiatt


Hiatt Middle School students and staff will do more than sing carols to their families tomorrow night. They will host the entire community for an evening of giving. Warm coats, hot food, holiday crafts and many warm wishes will go home with families in need. Click here to learn more about this special evening.

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Register Highlights East Hoops


Check out Tuesday night’s East basketball pictures in the Des Moines Register. The Lady Scarlets defeated the North High Polar Bears, 67-20. Awal Ajak had 25 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and no turnovers for East, leading the Scarlets to their first win of the season. The boys came up short in their efforts.

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Share the Mic Night Friday


On Friday, December 5th East High’s Movement 515 crew will be putting on the second Share the Mic of the year! All proceeds from the show will go to Pearls for Girls, a program that works with middle school and high school girls in the community. The show will be at the Euclid Room with … Read more »

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East High Quill on Sale until January 5th


East publication students are busy putting together this year’s yearbook.  You can purchase yours online for $60 until January 5th. All purchases after will increase to $65. Deadline for orders will be April 10th. There is a $3.50 processing fee for all orders. Last year’s yearbook staff won a total of 18 state awards. Don’t … Read more »


East Students Featured in Register Article


The Register’s food columnist stopped by the Central Campus Café and had nothing but good things to say about Chef John Andres and his team of students who open up the café several times a year to showcase what they’ve learned about cuisine. Read more here.

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Second Issue of the Scroll Released


In this year’s second edition of the Scroll read how East High Drama steals the show with their presentation of Annie. Also included are features on the worthiness of AP classes, the success of wrestling star Josh Davis, flashy fall fashion and much more.

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 2
Basketball: Boys 10th
Jan 2
Basketball: Girls JV
Jan 2
Basketball: Boys 9th
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Scarlet Block
Scarlet block is a place to create positive relationships and provide continuity of communication. Students set goals realizing their academic potential, and teachers become advocates for their students. Student Expectations: BE EAST (Engaged, Accountable, Safe and Thoughtful)

2014-2015 Academic Goals
East High School, in partnership with families and the community, will capitalize on their rich diversity to develop life-long learners, capable of adapting to the ever-changing world. View East High goals and vision & mission statement.

2014-2015 Yearbooks
Purchase your 2014-2015 yearbook online for $60 until January 5, 2015. All purchases after January 5th will increase to $65. Deadline for orders will be April 10, 2015. There is a $3.50 processing fee for all orders.

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About East High School


815 East 13th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

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East High School was founded in 1861, with the major structure constructed in 1911. East High’s motto “For the Service of Humanity” embraces the schools focus on developing life long learners who will be productive citizens.

Welcome to East High School, Iowa’s largest 9-12 building. East High strives for continual improvement by focusing on our three core values: Engage, Excel, Empower.