School News


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click on the headline.


Are you a leader?


The Scavo Student Leaders are searching for new members. Over the past semester  we have welcomed over 100 new students into our building and we want YOU to join our student leadership team. We meet weekly during lunch. See Mike or Carmen for more information.

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RTI Challenge


Scavo students today participated in a balloon tower challenge activity. The activity was part of our team building week to welcome our new students. The goal was to build a free standing tower out of balloons and tape. The class with the highest tower was Greg and Michel with a height of 102 inches! The … Read more »

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Scavo Student Speaks To City Council


After witnessing a car pedestrian accident in the East Village a class project about emergency response time ensued with the Community Based Learning (CBL) Social Studies class.  The class researched national standards and metro area averages of Emergency Response Times by Fire and EMT Trucks. The students had a meeting with City Council Member Joseph … Read more »

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Our New Space


Over winter break Scavo High School moved from the Moore Building to our brand new 7 million dollar home on the 4th floor of Central Campus. Students and staff are settled in and loving the new space. Some of our exciting new features are: interactive projectors, new desks, climate control AC and heat, and a … Read more »


Employees’ Children Offered Scholarship


The Des Moines School Employees Association is pleased to once again offer a $500 one-time scholarship to DMPS employees’ children who are graduating from a DMPS high school. To read about the scholarship guidelines and download application and recommendation forms, click on the image.

Upcoming Events

Mar 13
Spring Break!
Mar 13
Spring Recess
Apr 1
Spring Conference and Scavo Showcase!
May 19
Senior Banquet
May 21
Graduation Rehearsal

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

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Any students interested in joining the Scavo Student Leaders- See Mike


Good luck to our Robotics team this weekend!


Need help with your FASA see one of our counselors


Parents check out this helpful link




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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…

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

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