School News


Happy Thanksgiving!


Enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Scavo staff is thankful for our students and families.  There will be no school Wednesday-Friday! Be safe and have fun. See you on Monday!


No After School Academics or Activities on Tuesday!


Due to Thanksgiving break there will be no after school ASL lab or activities on Tuesday. Enjoy the long weekend and all activities will resume next week.


Cyclone Hoop Stars Visit Scavo High Schoolers


Three stars of the Iowa State basketball team – Georges Niang, Naz Mitrou-Long and Matt Thomas – spent Tuesday afternoon at Scavo High School, giving students a pep talk on the importance of graduating high school and going on to college. The visit was part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches “Stay in to Win” program, a dropout prevention initiative. Click the photo to read and see more of the Cyclones at Scavo.


Pink Out


On Friday, October 30th Scavo students and staff will participate in a PINK OUT. The Scavo Student Leaders and PRIDE group want to bring awareness to this issue. We ask that everyone wear pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.


ISU Men’s Basketball Players To Speak At Scavo


Iowa State University Men’s Basketball team has once again teamed up with Scavo High School as part of the “Stay In It To Win It Program.” This is the fourth year members of the men’s basketball team have spoken to Scavo students. We are excited to welcome Georges Niang, Matt Thomas and Naz Mitrou-Long and Coach … Read more »

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No School


Friday, October 21st is the district EQ PD day. This means no school! Students enjoy your three day weekend and come back focused as the semester ends on 10-30-15.

Upcoming Events

Nov 30
Mid Term
Dec 9
Winter Conferences 4-7:30
Dec 23
Winter Break Dec 23rd-Jan. 3rd

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

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After school activities:

Monday: Music production and Robotics

Tuesday: Weightlifting and indoor soccer

Thursday: Basketball, Robotics and Ukulele class


No school November 25th-27th


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


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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