1702 N. Main St.
Davenport, IA

Academic Framework

Davenport Community Schools provide a personalized learning environment in which students feel secure and motivated to learn. The district also boasts a diverse and extensive curriculum, with many choices for students at all levels. These quality program offerings are made possible through the leadership of teachers, administrators, and other district employees who are accessible and responsive to parents and have the interest of each individual student in mind.

The curriculum of the Davenport Community Schools meets and, in many cases, exceeds requirements in Iowa, a state that is known for its quality education.

Elementary (K-Grade 5)

Subjects: Fine arts, health and safety, language arts, mathematics, physical education, reading, science, and social studies

Special Features:

  • Emphasis on reading and math proficiency in primary grades
  • Special, visiting artists programs
  • Vocal music performance opportunities
  • Instrumental music programs beginning in 4th grade
  • Talented and gifted programming
  • State-of-the-art library media centers.

Intermediate (Grades 6-8)

Subjects: Art, computer science, family & consumer science, health, language arts, mathematics, music, physical education, science, social studies, technology education and world languages

Special Features:

  • Literacy strategies integrated across the curriculum
  • Individual student lessons in instrumental music
  • Talented and gifted programming
  • State-of-the-art library media centers

Senior High (Grades 9-12)

Required Course Areas: 8 terms of language arts, 6 terms of mathematics, 4 terms of physical education, 6 terms of science, and 6 terms of social studies
Elective Courses: Art, business education, family & consumer sciences, world languages, health, technology education, music, journalism, drama, and public speaking

High school course guide

Special Features:

  • Advanced placement programs
  • College credit classes for those eligible
  • Diverse performing and creative arts opportunities
  • Talented and gifted programming
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps. (ROTC) at two high schools
  • State-of-the-art library media centers
  • AA Degree program (North High School only)


For more information on the Davenport Community Schools curriculum, please contact The Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Corri Guy, at 336-7465, 1702 N. Main St., Davenport, IA 52803, or guycor@davenportschools.org