School News

Scavo graduate in cap and gown.

Scavo High School Graduates Class of 2017


Scavo High School seniors joined their counterparts across the district in celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Like a phoenix you have risen! Best of luck to our graduates in the next, great adventures of their lives. We will treasure the time you spent at Scavo, and we hope you will, too. Click on the headline and scroll to find photos of Scavo’s graduation ceremony.

Scavo student reads story with elementary school student.

Downtown School and Scavo Collaborate


Scavo High School illustrators and Downtown elementary school authors teamed up this spring to publish books that will soon be shared with families and future students. It’s a collaboration that teachers and teacher-coaches say was the highlight of the year. Click on the headline to read and see more.

Rich Blonigan and Lyn Marchant standing next to a scavo banner.

Scavo to Become a Trauma Sensitive School


Studies have shown childhood trauma can affect everything from the way a student behaves to a student’s ability to learn. Thanks to the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Scavo High School teachers and staff will soon be learning new techniques to help students affected by trauma reach their academic goals. Click on the headline to learn more about the grant.


“Day on the Hill” with Pride Group!


Scavo Pride group participated in One Iowa’s “Day on the Hill” and met with Representative Ruth Gaines to discuss their views on two legislative proposals.  One proposal  prohibits the use of conversion therapy and the other adds  transgender to the protector class under the states hate crime law.

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Senior Opportunities


Scavo graduating seniors who are part of the 19+ class have been given a new opportunity this year.  Members of the community who offer post secondary options have been coming into have round table discussions with the outgoing seniors.  This allows Scavo students to work on their networking skills as well as explore or firm … Read more »


Adopt a Street Pickup


Scavo Full Service High School cleaned the streets of Ingersoll and Grand Avenue as part of the Adopt a Street program with the City of Des Moines.  A big thanks goes out to all the students that volunteered, as well as, Mrs. Negussie.  This is Scavo’s second year participating in this program and we look … Read more »

Upcoming Events

May 29
Memorial Day, No Classes
May 31
Last Day of School

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

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On April 21 Scavo students can participate in City of Des Moines Trash Bash.

Trash Bash will be from 1-2:30 pm with a rain date of April 24th. Students who wish to participate must get a waiver and have it filled out by parent if they are under 18 or filled out by themselves if they are over 18 and returned to Marty by Thursday April 20th. Remember to wear older clothes and closed toed shoes on that day. Supplies (gloves, vests, trash bags, etc.) will be provided.


Stop by the main office and purchase your Scavo swag for this year.

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About Scavo High School


1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

P: 515-242-7589 | E: 


Scavo Full Service High School serves 5oo students from all over the district. We offer multiple educational pathways and a full service community center.Read More…

Welcome to Scavo High School! There are many great opportunities for students to participate in and experience.

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