School News


What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App


You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

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CBL Vest


Fatumata Sanago, a senior at Scavo High School is modeling the vest she made during her Sewing Technology class.  The vest will be donated to Scavo’s Community Based Learning class.  The CBL class is a special course at Scavo that meets at the State of Iowa Historical Museum and learns about American History and Government … Read more »


Scavo Teacher Wins Triathlon


Over the weekend Sherri Huff, a Science Teacher at Scavo, completed in and won her age division in the Cy Man Triathlon in Ames. Sherri lists her hobbies as training and competing in triathlons, maybe she should change her hobby to WINNING triathlons. Congratulations Sherri!!

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CBL students are researching Civil War era Iowa newspapers in the State Historical Library & Archives of Iowa.  The newspapers are over 150 years old and are stored on microfilm. Students are taught why this is the best way to save newspapers and  how to use the microfilm by one of the librarians on staff.


Tutoring Sign Up at Scavo High School


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, click on the headline.


Scavo Student Leadership Retreat


A group of Scavo students met Wednesday, September 17, 2014 for a day long leadership retreat off campus at Farrell’s in Beaverdale. Students worked on leadership skills, defining leadership, and brainstorming ways they can positively impact the school and community environments. One way we explored leadership is by playing with Legos! Our student leaders were … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Oct 15
Fall Conferences 3:30-7:30
Oct 15
Community Flu Clinic 4:30-6:30 pm
Oct 24
EQ PD/ No School for Students
Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 22
Winter Break

3725 52nd St, Des Moines, IA 50310
P: 515-242-7589 | F: 515-242-7591

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Fall conferences are Oct. 15 3:30-7:30

Community Health Clinic will be held at Scavo during conferences on Oct. 15th.

Our first Attendance Challenge begins on Oct. 6th.

Parents check out this helpful link




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About Scavo High School


3725 52nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

P: 515-242-7589 | E: 


Scavo Alternative 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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