School News


“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 »


Winter Community Night!


Free turkey to the first 100 families!  Community partners include DM Health, Primary Health Care, Connect2Careers, Young Women’s Resource Center, Hamilton’s Academy, and Will (X-Class) Pride and other school based groups/classes


Winter Community Night on December 15th!


 Highlights: Dinner 5:00-6:30 Visit Santa and his Elves: 5:00-7:00 Things to do! Cookie Decorating, Family friendly craft activities, Door prizes.

Thanksgiving break

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Break


To the Scavo community, our staff, our parents and families, and especially our students: here’s to a safe, restful, and peaceful Thanksgiving.                                            Remember Term 3 starts Monday, Nov. 28th.


Pride group donates to Iowa Homeless Teen Outreach


Scavo PRIDE group assembled more than 25 YOU MATTER bags to deliver to the Iowa Homeless Teen Outreach program.  The group has been collecting donations over the past couple weeks.  November is National Homeless Awareness month and since LGBTQ youth make up the highest percentage of homeless teens the group felt the need to make a difference.  Our community rocks!!!!!

Upcoming Events

Feb 24
Term 4 ends
Mar 7
Community Night

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

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Community night is Dec. 15th from 4-7. Many fun activities will be provided: Food, Santa, Pictures, Crafts, Turkey and Ham give-a-way, Community Partner and much much more.


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


Parents check out this helpful link




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About Scavo High School


1800 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

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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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