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Urbandale High School is a 4-year, comprehensive, accredited high school with more than 100 semester course offerings in a wide range of subject areas. Individuals and groups, assisted by a concerned and dedicated staff, regularly earn recognition for scholastic, athletic, and other extracurricular achievements.
School Type:
  • Public High School
State: Iowa
City: Urbandale
Affiliation: Non-Religious
Grades Accepted:
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
School Size: 1,400
Average Class Size: 25
Student Body:
  • Co-ed
Program Duration:
  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Full Academic Year
Application Deadline: June 1, November 1
  • No
Dresscode: Dress Code Required
Price: $$
Graduation Allowed:
  • No
AP Classes:
  • Yes
AP Classes Offered:
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Biology, Statistics, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics, Calculus, English Literature, Composition, US government, US History, Psychology, Human Geography, European History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics

College Prep/Honors Classes:
  • Yes

Photography 2, Advanced Accounting, Spanish 3 and 4, English courses, Math courses, Science courses, Social Studies courses

IB Program:
  • No
  • Yes
Foreign Languages:
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
Graduation Rate: 99
College Acceptance Rate: 100
University Acceptances:

Most colleges and universities in Iowa. DMACC, University of Iowa, and Iowa State are most popular among our students.

Boys Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Tennis
  • Bowling
Girls Sports:
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Cross Country
  • Track
  • Cheerleading
  • Bowling

May play JV. Must be enrolled for 90 days to participate in Varsity. Must be under 20 years old and have no evidence of sports recruitment and sports cannot appear to be a major factor in decision to come on program.

Arts Offerings:

Photography, Ceramics, 2-dimensional art, Graphic design, Drama, Bass Choir, Treble Choir, Urbandale Singers, Band

Extra Curricular

Academic Decathlon, ACE Mentor Program, Anime Club, Best Buddies, CORE (Community of Racial Equity) Club, Cyber Defense Club, DECA, Esports Team, Fishing Club, Gaming Club, German Club, Iowa High School Battle of the Books, Key Club, Leo Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, The Political Action Club, Quiz Bowl, Robotics Club, Support Groups, Student Senate, TEC (The Equality Club), UHS Ambassadors

Community Information
City Population: 45,580
Weather: Summers are warm, humid, and wet; the winters are freezing, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year-round.
Nearby Cities: Des Moines, Iowa (10 miles), Cedar Rapids, Iowa (65 miles)
Nearest Airport: Des Moines International Airport (DSM)
Local Attractions:

Downtown Des Moines, Living History Farms, Buccaneer Arena, Paragon Prairie Tower, Raccoon River Valley Trail, Saylorville Lake, Iowa Gold Star Military Museum

Urbandale, Iowa, in Polk county, is located 5 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 118 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is considered part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Urbandale was originally a streetcar suburb of Des Moines. It also had four coal mines, which was closed by the late 1940s.

7111 Aurora Avenue, Urbandale, IA, USA, Iowa, USA 50322