• Central High School
    Principal: Scott McKissick
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 323-9900
    Fax: (563)324-9129

  • News, Events, and Announcements


    Lorraine Pereira Accepted Into SSTP

    Sophomore Lorraine Pereira was accepted into the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) through the University of Iowa.  This summer, she will be working under the supervision of University professors researching biochemistry. She had to write two essays of application outlining how the program would be an asset to her future education and collect two teacher letters of recommendation describing her diligence to study.  The program will run from June 22nd-July 25th. While she has not determined her exact topic, Lorraine would like to conduct her research on protein synthesis or genetics.   Good luck and congratulations on this remarkable opportunity.


    Cheer Tryouts

    CHS cheer tryouts are coming up next week! These tryouts will be for the 2014-2015 fall & winter cheer season. There will be a cheer clinic held from 5:00-7:00 pm in the George Marshall on Monday, April 28th and Tuesday April 29th. Tryouts will take place on Wednesday, April 30th starting at 5:00 pm, also in the George Marshall gym . Hope to see you there!


    Variety Show

    Make plans now to attend Davenport Central’s Annual VARIETY SHOW!!

    When: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    Where: Kahler Auditorium
    Admission:   Adults/Students/Seniors: $5
    Children 5 and Under: FREE


    Singing, dancing, impersonating, joke telling…we have it all! There are also the jazz bands, orchestra, percussion ensembles, and more! Plus the usual (or unusual?!) MC high jinx that have become a Variety Show tradition. See the talent, experience the mystery, and enjoy Central’s annual Variety Show. Tickets sold at the door, general seating.


    FAFSA Assisstance

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) deadline is quickly approaching.  This form is required for prospective college students in order to determine their eligibility for financial aid including grants, Federal student loans, and work study. Our guidance department is dedicated to helping our students take the next step in their academic journeys.  Please visit the College Preparation Information page to  view mini-work shop dates and worksheets that have been designed to meet your needs. You can also visit the Iowa College Access Network page for more information. Please do not hesitate to contact the Guidance Office with any questions.

    Click on the link below to access  the District’s FAFSA resources and guide http://www.davenportschools.org/parent-and-student-resources/fafsa/.

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    TAG’s School Board Presentation

    Talented and Gifted (TAG) students recently had the opportunity to present to the School Board some of the amazing opportunities, competitions, and programs offered through our TAG program, lead by Gail Heninger.  Students also presented an informational video that they created over many months of hard work. To watch the video, please visit http://youtu.be/kBBPK18-Z-s. Great job!


    Parent -Teacher Conference Change

    Due to the change in the start date of D-term, Parent – Teacher Conferences will be now be held April 30th from 3:10 until 5:30 instead of April 23rd. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Letters about Literature

    Letters about Literature Contest

    Central recently received notice that several Central High School students have been recognized in the Letters about Literature Contest, sponsored by the Iowa Center for the Book.  Sophomore Emily Delleman received a third place finish in the state of Iowa for her letter to Dr. Seuss about the impact that the book Oh, the Places You’ll Go has had on her life.  We also had three finalists in the contest:  Katy Axel, Rachel Lyle, and Kate Pearson.  Arika Allen was recognized as a semi-finalist.  Congratulations to these talented writers.


    Army JROTC Marksmanship Team

    A huge congratulations goes out to the following 4 Army JROTC Cadets who participated on the Army JROTC marksmanship team this year. These 4 Cadets traveled to Des Moines recently and competed in the Junior Olympics and Iowa State Shooting Championships. There were approximately 75 people competing in this tournament and championship. Kane McDonald placed 17th, Jacob Heber placed 24th, Roy Schindler placed 28th, and Ian McDonald placed 37.

    This is an outstanding accomplishment. Way to go Cadets!

    Spring Questions Unlimited 3-2-1 Contest

    devillogoThe Scholastic Bowl team competed in the Spring Questions Unlimited 3-2-1 Contest recently.  Our amazing team placed 45th in the nation and First Place in Iowa.  This is a remarkable accomplishment for these young scholars.  Congratulations to all of the team members of Central High School Scholastic Bowl!


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    MTI Video Contest

    Hey Blue Devils! We are asking for everyone’s help to move Central closer to a $10,000 grant opportunity! Midwest Technical Institute is hosting a video contest that some of our very own students have entered. The award is decided by the most “likes” on Facebook. The rules state that a vote only counts if you also like the MTI page, so please hit the like at the top as well as the “vote” button to the right of the video. More information can be found at http://www.theblackhawkonline.com/  or the short link to the video voting page is http://bit.ly/1l8qmwf.

    Just a reminder that this will not work from the districts machines, as they have Facebook filtered. You will need to either vote from your own phones or at home. Deadline for voting is April 27th. Let’s make this happen, Central!