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Urbandale High School

Established: 1937

School Facts

  • Number of Students
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Spring Semester, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

Urbandale High School’s diverse, multi-cultural community collectively speaks over 40 different languages. Located only 20 minutes from Iowa’s capital of Des Moines, Urbandale High was named "State School of Character" for its character-building education, leadership and mentoring programs.

The school’s facilities include a performing arts center, a media center, computer labs, a football stadium, gymnasiums, softball and baseball fields, and locker rooms. In 2020, they opened a state-of-the-art fitness center.

Urbandale High School celebrates its accomplished athletes with its own Hall of Fame. Recent state championships include dance in 2021, cheerleading in 2020, and baseball in 2019.
Students in the arts programs showcase their music and art at local festivals, productions, and parades. Arts options include dance, photography, and film production. Seven students were selected for the 2021 Instrumental All-State Festival, which is the highest honor a student can receive from the Iowa High School Music Association.

The school’s physics team competed in the annual Tau Beta Pi Roller Coaster Engineering Competition and won all six possible awards. The school received the Iowa High School Musical Theater Award as well as the Prudential Spirit of Community Award for its commitment to community service. Two Urbandale students presented their research at the Global Youth Institute.

Urbandale is located in the country’s so-called “Heartland,” nicknamed for both its location in the heart of the US and its kind community atmosphere. The small city is located close to Iowa’s capital where students can go to fairs, shows, and restaurants.


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Famous Alumni

Eddie Berlin, Chicago Bears;
Scott Clemenson, NHL NJ Devils hockey ; Tyler Trepp, a cappella group Straight No Chaser ; Ryan Lillard, Kansas City Royals;

  • 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 17 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
ACT Average
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
French Immersion
Speciality Programs
STEM, Marketing Internships
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Art, Ceramics, Drawing, Film Television, Theater, Theater - Design and Production
Band, Choir, Orchestra
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus AB, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Psychology, US Government and Politics, US History
German, Japanese, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Art Club, Music Appreciation, National Honor Society, Speech and Debate, Theater Club, Thespian Society
Accepting Students in Grades
9, 10, 11
Ages Accepted
ELTiS Minimum
TOEFL Minimum
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Minimum Duolingo: 70; IELTS also accepted (4.5 Minimum); 90 day sit-out period to play sports at the varsity level. There is not sit-out period for junior varsity.

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