High School Yearbooks

Attention genealogists, class reunion planners, and researchers! We have digitized our Des Moines High School Yearbook Collection!

The high schools and available years are listed below. Just click the high school name to view the digitized yearbooks for that school or view all of our digitized yearbooks.

East High School
Quill: 1911-1933, 1935, 1941, 1946, 1948-1950, 1956-1965, 1967, 1970-1972, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1986, 1988-2004, 2006, 2008-2011

Hoover High School
Husky: 1968, 1970-1973, 1978-1980, 1993-2008

Lincoln High School
Railsplitter: 1932, 1934, 1935-1936, 1940, 1942-1944, 1955, 1958-1962, 1963, 1966-1967, 1969, 1971-1983, 1985-1992, 1994, 1998, 2001-2009

North High School
Oracle: 1904-1920, 1922-1925, 1930, 1933-1935, 1937-1938.
Polar Bear: 1938-1951, 1952-1961, 1963-1966, 1968-1969, 1972-1973, 1990-1993, 1996-2007.

Roosevelt High School
Roundup: 1924, 1926-1944, 1945-1957, 1958-1974, 1976-1980, 2001
Roughrider: 1990-2000, 2002-2008

Technical High School
Warrior : 1950-1952. Engineer: 1953-1963, 1965, 1968-1972, 1975, 1980-1984.

West High School
Tatler: 1896-1898, 1904-1928

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On the closing of West High

"In 1923 about eighteen hundred high school pupils were receiving their education in this (West High) institution. In the fall of that year Roosevelt High School was opened and a Junior High installed at West in connection with the smaller senior school. Because of the westward trend of Des Moines' business section, enrollment decreased, and in 1927 it was deemed advisable to discontinue West High Senior School and to use the building for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students. The pupils in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades were sent either to North or Roosevelt to complete their secondary education." (Tatler, 1928).

Technical High School

Des Moines Technical High School was phased out starting with the 1982-83 school year, the last graduating class was in June 1986. The building is still in use today as Central Campus, where Des Moines high school students take specialized classes. (Ten Significant Years..., Robert R. Denny)