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Registration at East High School


Students may participate in Early Registration at East High School through Thursday, July 24th.  Early registration hours are 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM in the scheduling office located on the north end of the cafeteria.  Students and families that attend Early Registration do not attend the Regular Registration days. Regular Registration for the 2014-15 school … Read more »


Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26


East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.


Social Media Enhances High School Experience


Once thought of as a tool for cyber bullies, social media is now an asset to those infused with school spirit. Click on the image to see how East High School students are using electronic tools to enhance their high school experience and why social media has become an important part of the curriculum in journalism classes throughout the district.


East Shines at Musical Theater Awards


Students from East, Hoover, Lincoln and Roosevelt were on stage performing and winning at the 2nd annual Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards, held last night at the Civic Center and hosted by Des Moines Performing Arts. Click on the image to see a list of winning performers from DMPS and see photos of the gala event.


Baseball, Softball Seasons Get Underway


The 2014 high school baseball and softball seasons got underway earlier this week. The East Scarlets, who made it to the semifinals of last year’s state baseball tournament, are the preseason #1 team according to the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Visit the calendar page on our web site for a schedule of athletic and … Read more »


East High School Graduation


East High School celebrated our graduation commencement ceremony at the Knapp Center on May 25th. View photos from the day’s event here. Congratulations to the students in the class of 2014, and good luck on your future endeavors.

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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.