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

  • News, Events, and Announcements


    Blue Devil Marching Band

    The Blue Devil Marching Band, lead by Director Alex Wilga,  has been selected to represent Iowa in Washington D.C., in the 2015 National Independence Day Parade. Groups invited to attend the parade can only participate with a congressional nomination.  Central was nominated by Congressman Loebsack.  Click here for more information.  Congratulations to Director Wilga and the Blue Devil Marching Band!

    Reading Glasses

    Fall Registration Information

    August 5:  All Students —– 11:00-5:00
    August 6:         Freshman-Only Registration —– 11:00-1:00
      All Students 1:00-5:00


    The 2014/2015 school year begins August 18th .  All 9th graders will stay until 12:30 for Freshman Academy Activities. All 10th-12th graders will be dismissed at 10:00. 


    Delleman Competes With Y Quad Cities Junior Rowing Team

    The Y Quad Cities Junior Rowing team recently competed at the US Rowing Youth National Rowing Championships.  This event lasted for three days on Lake Natoma in Rancho Cordova, California.  The Y Quad Cities Junior rowing team which competed in the quadruple sculls event included Central student Emily Delleman as well as other area students.  The team finished two full boat lengths ahead of the other teams.  The 7:19.3 time earned these remarkable athletes the gold metal in their event.  Congratulations!



    Svoboda Performs at International Thespian Festival

    Jared Svoboda  received a perfect 100/100 on his individual event in musical theatre at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska. He competed against 154 other actors from across the country in the musical theatre. Jared earned the invitation to attend the festival by winning at the state level at UNI. He also performed in an original musical entitled, “Balloon Boy” in front of the thousands of delegates who attended the festival. Jared will be attending NYU this fall majoring in musical theatre at the prestigious Tishe School of Musical Theatre.  Congratulations to Jared on his incredible performances!


    Host Family Needed

    A host family for a Central foreign exchange student is needed. Kwamena, from Ghana, is a 16-year-old boy who loves basketball. He also enjoys biking, running, ping pong and watching movies. If you are interested in providing a home for Kwamena during the 2014/2015 school year, please call Deb Bowen at (309)582-4882.


    Blue Devil Athletic Boosters Golf Outing

    Please join us for the 9th Annual CHS Blue Devil Athletic Boosters golf outing and fundraiser.

    When: Friday, August 1st
    11:00 am
    Where:      Duck Creek Golf Course

    Dinner and awards will  follow golf at the Duck Creek Lodge.  Click here for more information. For reservations, email Chris Townsend at chris@townsendengineering.net or call 563-386-4236


    Central Construction Projects

    Dear Davenport Central Families,
    I wanted to provide a quick update on the status of the proposed auditorium and pool project for DCHS.  The school board remains committed to the project and will move to hire a new architect to assist the district in completing the construction plan. On July 7th, the school board will meet to discuss the issue and decide on a process to follow.  On July 8th the new process will begin and carefully move forward.  I will make every effort to keep all families informed with new information as it becomes available.


    Scott McKissick


    Davenport Central High School



    Central High School Has a Mobile Phone Calendar App!

    Follow the directions below to create a short for Central’s calendar app.

    Visit http://www.mississippiathleticconference.org/g5-bin/client.cgi?G5genie=170&G5button=13&school_id=4


    1. Open up Safari and load the web site. (After you learn this shortcut you’ll never have to type in this URL again.)
    2. At the bottom of the screen you’ll see an icon depicting an arrow that looks like it’s trying to get away from a square. Tap this button.
    3. After you tap that button successfully, you’ll have a few options. The one you want to tap is “Add to Home Screen”.
    4. You’ll be asked to choose a name for the home screen icon.  Once you have typed in the chosen name for the icon, save it.


    1. Bookmark the page you want to add to a Home screen
    2. Open the browser “bookmarks” screen
    3. Long-press the bookmark you want
    4. Select “Add to Home screen”

    Strength and Conditioning Schedule and Youth Programs

    Central’s  Summer Strength and Conditioning  starts Monday, June 2nd. Click here for the schedule and other important information.

    For Blue Devil Youth Sports Program information, click here.