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2017-2018 School Registration


We hope everyone is enjoying thier summer but its time to register for the upcoming school year. Online registration is currently open. If you prefer to register in person at the school, plesae come to one of our registration nights. Scavo will host resistration on Aug. 10 and Aug 15 from 1pm until 7pm both … Read more »

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Attention: Families of Incoming Seniors


Before our incoming seniors can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. At Scavo, 66% of incoming seniors don’t have this vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

Scavo graduate in cap and gown.

Scavo High School Graduates Class of 2017


Scavo High School seniors joined their counterparts across the district in celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Like a phoenix you have risen! Best of luck to our graduates in the next, great adventures of their lives. We will treasure the time you spent at Scavo, and we hope you will, too. Click on the headline and scroll to find photos of Scavo’s graduation ceremony.

Scavo student reads story with elementary school student.

Downtown School and Scavo Collaborate


Scavo High School illustrators and Downtown elementary school authors teamed up this spring to publish books that will soon be shared with families and future students. It’s a collaboration that teachers and teacher-coaches say was the highlight of the year. Click on the headline to read and see more.

Rich Blonigan and Lyn Marchant standing next to a scavo banner.

Scavo to Become a Trauma Sensitive School


Studies have shown childhood trauma can affect everything from the way a student behaves to a student’s ability to learn. Thanks to the Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Scavo High School teachers and staff will soon be learning new techniques to help students affected by trauma reach their academic goals. Click on the headline to learn more about the grant.

Upcoming Events

Nov 21
School Board Meeting
Nov 22
No School
Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 12
School Board Meeting
Dec 22
Winter Recess – No School

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

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Hope you are enjoying your summer break. School starts on Aug 23rd.


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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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