1702 N. Main St.
Davenport, IA

Why Choose Davenport Schools?

As a District of Distinction, the Davenport Community Schools offer the following distinctive programs and opportunities to our students:

The Accelerated Associate Degree Program at North High School, where accepted students can earn an Associate Degree during their 4-year high school career (check out the student testimonial at the bottom of this page!)

The Student-Built Homes Program, where participating high school students experience hands-on learning as they build a home from start to finish

The ProStart program, a high school culinary arts program taught by an Iowa ProStart Teacher of the Year

Army and Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Programs— two of only six in the state of Iowa, and the only programs in the Quad Cities

Over 250 courses are offered in our high school course guide, including specialized offerings such as international foods, civil engineering, sports medicine, interior design, and invertebrate zoology.

The Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities offers a rigorous arts-integrated curriculum and intensive, project-based activities that prepare students for exciting career paths in the arts and develop the skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. (check out the student testimonial at the bottom of this page!)

The urban farm at Mid City High School: Participating students use a variety of skills to operate an urban farm, from planning the layout of each year’s crops, to the “labor of love” of planting and caring for the farm, to turning the harvest into food.

The INSPIRE Academy at West High School features career academies that provide real-world learning experiences to prepare students for success in college and career, including a rigorous capstone experience that challenges teams to solve a real-world problem through technology (check out the student testimonial at the bottom of this page!). Students choose from the following five career pathways:

  • Engineering: This pathway is home to the 2017 World Champion “Combustible Lemons,” FTC Robotics Team #5466.
  • Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering Tech: students learn woodworking, welding, construction, engineering, robotics, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Health Sciences: Students have the opportunity to earn CNA certification (Certified Nursing Assistant), and this pathway soon expands to include Biomedical Technology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Business/Finance: Students have the opportunity to work at the student-run Falcon DuTrac branch
  • Computer Science: Students learn Cyber Security, Java programing, C# and C++ programming, Visual Basic, and Web Design and Development

15 advanced placement (AP) and 58 dual credit college courses are offered at our high schools.

The award-winning Stepping Stones afterschool program serves our elementary schools with high-quality afterschool enrichment programs, as well as top-notch summer programming.

A stellar World Languages curriculum features up to six years of German and up to seven years of French and Spanish, including instruction that introduces Latin and Greek

Award-winning Children’s Villages and progressive early childhood partnerships that provide voluntary preschool programs for all area 4 year olds

Hunter Bell, North High Graduate   “Now that I have my Associate Degree, I plan on attending St. Ambrose University so I can hopefully come back to the district and be a math teacher or an art teacher. Not only do I now have less financial debt that I will take on when I go to college, but I’m also now two years ahead of everyone else.”

– Hunter Bell, Class of 2017

Accelerated Associate student and winner of Best of Show in the Quad City Arts 2016 Festival of Trees Annual High School Art Show

Katie Fellner, West High Graduate   “I was on the robotics team ‘The Combustible Lemons’ and this year we advanced to the World Championships. When they called our name telling us we had won the World Championship, we were all crying and screaming and in tears! After high school I am going to the University of Iowa to study Biomedical Engineering.”

– Kailey Fellner, Class of 2017

INSPIRE Academy graduate and member of the 2017 World Champions Combustible Lemons robotics team

Karlie Westmoreland, Central High and Creative Arts Academy Graduate   “I was a part of the Creative Arts Academy. It really helped me pick what I want to do with my career and what I want to do with my whole life. I’ll be attending Olivet Nazarene University, majoring in Art Therapy.”

– Karlie Westmoreland, Class of 2017

Gold Medalist in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Honoree at Carnegie Hall