School News


Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students


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 28 Title I schools, including Hoyt, in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click the headline.


Spring Break Trip to Washington, DC


Plans are in the works for a trip to Washington, DC as well as historic Philadelphia during the 2016 spring break for DMPS 8th grade and high school students. For interested parents and students, please click the photo to learn more about this fun and educational opportunity including information on costs, application forms, schedules and more.

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We are excited to have you at Hoyt


School resumes August 26th at 7:45 AM with an early out dismissal at 1:00 PM. We are excited to have you join us for a great year of learning and fun! Welcome back!


Hundreds Attend Hoyt Comic Book Night


Hundreds of students and family members got together at Hoyt Middle School for Comic Book Night. From good food to comic books, games, caricature drawings, face painting and more, the event was a celebration of the school year and a promotion of literacy efforts. Plus, it coincides with Saturday’s National Free Comic Book Day (thanks to local comic book stores and artists who took part in the event). Click the photo to see more.


Middle School: Faster, Higher, Stronger


Hundreds of middle school students gathered at Williams Stadium on Monday evening for the annual DMPS All-City Middle School Track & Field Meet. Great weather led to some great results, and a reminder of the district-wide effort to increase middle school sports and activities. Click the image to read and see more of the competition.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

Upcoming Events

Nov 30
Girls Basketball @ Hoyt
Dec 1
Wrestling Meet @ East HS
Dec 1
Girls Swimming @ East HS
Dec 3
Girls Basketball @ Hoyt
Dec 7
Girls Basketball @ Hoyt
Hoyt takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Attention: Hoyt Middle School is now registering students for Winter Athletics: Girls Basketball, Wrestling, and Swimming. Please register @

Participants must have a current physical and registration before they may begin practicing.

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Hoyt Mission:

Our Mission is to ensure high levels of learning for all (staff, students, and community) in a positive environment.

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About Hoyt Middle School


2700 East 42nd Street, Des Moines, IA 50317

P: 515-242-8446 | E: 


Each day we work to engage our students in a secure and supportive learning environment where they can achieve their highest potential and accept responsibility for their learning. Read More…

One of our greatest strengths is the diversity of our student population as well as the programming we provide daily.

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