School News


Hoyt, Brubaker Release Wishes into the Sky


Hoyt Middle and Brubaker Elementary School students released balloons from the outdoor track this week to show their support and good wishes for fellow student, Dakota McDonald, who is suffering from brain cancer. Students wrote a note on each balloon and some made cards for Dakota, who was in attendance. To see more of Jon Lemons’ photos, click on the picture.


Iowa Assessment week 3/31-4/4 at Hoyt


Between March 31 and April 11, DMPS students in grades 3 through 11 will be taking the Iowa Assessments (formerly known as the ITBS or ITED). The first 90 minutes of each day, April 1-4 will, will be dedicated to this test being administered at Hoyt. We will then continue on with a modified schedule … Read more »


Hoyt Middle School Student Musicians Perform in All-City Concert


Hoyt Middle School student musicians were chosen to participate in a city-wide concert in March. The performance featured a chorus, band and orchestra. Click on the headline to read more about this special night!


Tutoring Available for Hoyt Students


As a Title I school, our students may qualify for tutoring services at no cost to their family. To be eligible, students must also be approved for free/reduced-price lunch, and not have received tutoring services during the first semester of this school year. To learn more, simply click the headline above.

Upcoming Events

May 5
Universal Screening for Reading
May 6
Universal Reading Screening
May 22
Band/Orchestra Concert
May 26
Memorial Day- No School
May 29
Last day of school MS/HS - if no snow days
Hoyt takes part in the School Improvement Grant program, administered by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Hoyt meet the teacher night will be September 5th from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Families are welcome to come with their kids to meet classroom teachers and Hoyt staff. See their new classrooms and samples of what they have been learning.


Staff Resources Page (IC, email, Skydrive links):

Hoyt Mission:  To engage all students in a secure and supportive learning environment where they achieve their highest potential and accept responsibility for their learning.

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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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