School News


School Wide Walk


To promote healthy living habits all Scavo students and staff went on a walk around downtown. Students completed a mile in the morning and another mile in the afternoon.


Guest Speaker Officer Ryan


In one of our last staff meetings we discussed student leadership and giving them more voice and choice in the classroom. So in Mrs. Beres class she let the students choose the topic they were going to write their persuasive essay’s about.  They generated some ideas and voted and selected  “Do police officers abuse their … Read more »


Advanced Placement Classes Get Off To A Successful Start


Senior Ashlyn Streed recently was the first Scavo High School Student to participate in the Advanced Placement Studio Art Portfolio Submission.  Ashlyn graduated on May 22nd and plans to attend DMACC.  She hopes her portfolio scores high enough to earn some college credit.  She will see her results in early July.  The AP program is … Read more »




Students at Scavo are gearing up for the summer as they finish their final projects in Fashionomics. Fashionimics is a unique class at Scavo High School combining Fashion, Art, and Economics. In this class students learn the ins and outs of what it takes to have their own fashion business. We are excited to see … Read more »


Graduation Day! Class of 2015


The graduation ceremony for 2015 graduating class of Scavo High School will take place Friday May 22nd, at Hoyt Sherman Place. Come join us in celebrating this amazing class. Be sure to check back soon for pictures.


Green Door


During a class assignment on the Iowa Underground Railroad in the State Historical Museum of Iowa’s permanent collection, Christian Sanchez and Israel Gonzales (foreground) study a door. This old green door is all that remains, of an Underground Railroad house from Springdale, IA. John Brown, abolitionist, visited this home many times in the 1850s. The … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Jun 2
Last day of school
Jun 8
First day of June summer school
Jul 1
Online registration begins
Jul 7
First day of July summer school
Aug 5
Registration 1-7pm

1800 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
P: 515-242-7589 | F: 515-242-7591

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Last day of school is June 2nd- All students attend 8:30-11:30


Summer school begins June 8th


Scavo is proud to announce we have a mascot: We are the Scavo Phoenix


The new Phoenix will be unveiled in June


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About Scavo High School


1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-7589 | E: 


Scavo High School serves approximately 300 students in grades 10-12. Classroom size is smaller with additional supports for students needing an environment that is responsive and flexible to their learning needs. Read More…

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