School News




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 »


Congradulations Bailey


Congratulations to Katelynn Cox (East), Hannah Marks (Roosevelt), Esperanza Vargas Macias (North), Faith Gaye (Hoover), Bailey Swackhamer (Scavo) and Andre Flatt (Lincoln) for being awarded $8,000 scholarships from The Rotary Club of Des Moines Foundation. Click the link to view pictures of the event.


Scavo to partner with Delta Dental


Scavo Full Service High School continues to develop partnerships throughout the Metro area. Our newest partner is Delta Dental. They will team with Scavo to provide dental care to our students and families. Click the link to learn more about Delta Dental and the importance of oral health from Jeff Russell the CEO of Delta … Read more »


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

Upcoming Events

May 22
No School-Come to the Graduation Ceremony
May 25
Memorial Day No School
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 7
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

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

Bulletin Board

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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