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East High Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand


The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with East and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.


East 4-Hers Win State Fair Cooking Contest


Congrats to East students Dehkontee Dassin, Laura Garcia, and Alexus Smith on winning the “Cook This” contest at the Iowa State Fair. The team had 40 minutes to prepare a dish, along with a written test, an evaluation of their techniques, and an interview. Each East 4-Her received a gift basket from Fareway and a … Read more »


9th Grade Orientation


East High School will be hosting 9th grade orientation for all incoming 9th grade students and parents on Monday, August 18th at 7:00pm in the East High School main gym.  Students and parents will meet Mr. Steve Johns, East Principal, take a tour of the building and meet 9th grade teachers.


Scarlet Pride Booster Club


Scarlet Pride will be recruiting East High Supporters to join the booster club to support East High School activities.  They will be raising money at the Fall Kickoff by selling a dinner (hot dog, chips, and a drink) for $5 with all proceeds going to support East High Activities.  Please join us and show your support … Read more »


Fall Kickoff Thursday, August 21st


The annual East High Fall Kickoff will be Thursday, August 21st at 5:30 PM at Williams Stadium for Volleyball, Girls Swimming, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Boys Golf, Football, Cheerleading, Steppers, Band, and Color Guard.  We will begin the evening with the introduction of all groups followed by performances from the Steppers, Cheerleaders, Band, 9th, 10th, … Read more »


Congratulations to the East High School Baseball Team


Congratulations to the 2014 East Baseball Team for a great season.  The Scarlets were the  Metro Conference Champions this year.  The team had an overall record of 36 wins and 4 losses.  Their conference record was 19 wins and 1 loss.  Two players, Colby Carmichael and Robert Hansen, were named to the 1st team CIML All Metro Conference … Read more »

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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.