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High School Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm (Monday - Friday)
*You may leave a voice mail message before or after these times
Carlisle High School is home to the scarlet and gold "Wildcats" and sits less than 10 miles Southeast of downtown Des Moines.  
CHS is a proud member of the Raccoon River Conference (A.D.M., Ballard, Bondurant-Farrar, Boone, Carroll, Gilbert, North Polk, & Winterset).
CHS offers a rigorous college and career curriculum that meets the needs of all students at high levels.  With concurrent enrollment courses at DMACC and 13 different Advanced Placement courses, CHS prides itself on a culture of higher education and options for all types of student interests. In fact, our Academic Support Center has promoted many graduates over the past five years through individualized programming and goal setting.
CHS is proud to be a model professional learning community school in which staff and students join in on the journey of academic success through assessment for learning and constant student feedback.
CHS has enjoyed some recent successes over the past couple of years, such as:
  • Iowa Department of Education, High Performing
  • Solution Tree, Model PLC School District
  • US World News & Report, #32 ranked High School in Iowa
  • Raccoon River Conference, All Activities Champions 3 out of the last 5 years.
  • GO CATS! (It's how we say hello and goodbye at CHS)
Mrs. Andrea Hoekstra has served CHS for 19 years as a teacher and a Building Learning Coordinator. She enters her fourth year as the principal and looks forward to meeting with you personally to learn more about CHS and the Wildcat Way." You can contact her at 515.989.0831 or [email protected]
Go Cats!
Carlisle High School
430 School Street
Carlisle, IA 50047

Main Office
Andrea Hoekstra Principal [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5382
Chad Street Assistant Principal [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5380
Leah Heidemann School Counselor [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5389
Stephanie Guthrie School Counselor [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5386
Lauren Baker Liaison Officer [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5376
Jill Whitson Secretary [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5390
Terri Joiner Registrar [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5374
Activities Department
Darin Schreck Activities Director [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5391
Vicki Born Activities Assistant  [email protected] 515.989.0831 Ext. 5384