School News


East High Grad Earns Carver Award


Estefany Argueta Herrera is a 2015 graduate of East High School. Now in her second year at Iowa State University, Estefany is one of 5 undergraduates to receive the George Washington Carver Spirit of Innovation and Service Award this week at Washington University in St. Louis. Awardees were named from each of the institutions where Dr. Carver attended or had an association: ISU, Lincoln University in Missouri, Kansas State University, Simpson College, and Tuskegee University.


East’s Walling Leads Football Rushing Stats


As the high school football season nears the halfway mark a DMPS senior’s name is at the top of the state stat charts in two major categories. East High quarterback Rory Walling is leading Class 4A in rushing with 757 yards on only 85 carries, an average of 8.9 per try. He’s also tied for 2nd in Class 4A scoring with 10 touchdowns in four games, pacing the Scarlets to a 3-1 record.


Homecoming 2016


East Homecoming Football game is Friday September 30th at 7pm against Sioux City North. Come and show your East High Spirit. The Dance. ‘The Masquerade Ball’ Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM A night to celebrate . . . . . . Tickets $15 per person Available daily during lunch and after … Read more »

Homepage Feature

Letter to Des Moines Register Editor


Teacher Natalie Niemeyer decided to speak out about how a day can be ruined. Check out the letter.


Scarlet Pride Online Store


Scarlet Pride, Inc. is the booster organization for East High School.We are a group of engaged parents that provide many opportunities for our East High students through fundraising and volunteer time.Our merchandise store is just one way that we generate funds to give back to East High. Please take a few moments to check out … Read more »

Homepage Feature

Little Cheer Clinic- September 16, 2016


The East High School Cheer Clinic will take place on Friday, September 16 starting at 5:00pm in the East High Cafeteria.  The participants will have the opportunity to perform at halftime of the varsity football game versus Des Moines North.  Registration form and $20 are due by Friday, September 2.  Contact Head Coach Nikki Beals … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Sep 26
Volleyball: Varsity
Sep 26
Volleyball: JV
Sep 26
Volleyball: 9th
Sep 26
Football: JV
Sep 27
Cross Country: Girls JV
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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)

Scores on the RiseNew
School districts in the State of Iowa are required to provide 11th grade Iowa Assessment data for Annual Progress Report (APR) purposes. See our progress over the last several years. 

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About East High School


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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.