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  • Central High School
    Principal: Jon Flynn
    1120 Main Street
    Davenport, Iowa 52803
    Phone: (563) 723-5400
    Fax: (563) 445-5952

  • Awards and Honors

    Congratulations to senior catcher Nick Fleming and head varsity baseball coach Chris Cartee for being selected to participate in the Annual Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Series. Click here to learn more about their achievements. 

    Junior Rachel Sallis completed the Research Apprenticeship Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. Click here to learn more about her unique experience in North Carolina.

    Congratulations to students Maddison Smith and Delaney Walsh; these two dedicated senior leaders have been chosen to participate in The 2019 Town Meeting on Tomorrow Conference.  Click here to learn more about their accomplishments.

    Central and the art department would like to congratulate Victoria Young for her wins at the Iowa State Fair Youth Art Competition. Click here to learn more about her works.

    This summer, several Central cross country students had the amazing opportunity to run with Caroline Chepkoech. Click here to learn more about this unique athletic experience.

    Ms. Ebener and members of the yearbook staff as well as Introduction to Yearbook students attended a workshop on September 4th at Scott Community College’s Urban Campus lead by Walsworth Yearbooks. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    On Thursday, September 5th, Business teacher Mrs. Lafrenz  took the Computer Science Principles students to St. Ambrose for the Capture the Flag Cybersecurity Challenge. Click here to learn more about their results.

    A huge thank you to Mr. Stahl and his amazing Construction II students who  designed, built, and installed permanent shelving for CENTRAL Station. Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    Thank you to Ms. Intveld and the Central High Drama Club for their generous gift to CENTRAL Station.  Click here to learn more.

    Central sent eighteen students to a day long MVP training on Wednesday, September 4th at the ASC conducted  by Dr. Alan Heisterkamp. Click here to learn more about their work.

    A group of GEAR-UP Iowa students recently attended the screening of Personal Statement at Scott Community College.  Click here to learn more about their experience.

    On September 24th, students from Girls Learn and GSA traveled to St. Ambrose for the 12th annual War and Peace conference, sponsored by Women for Social Justice. Click here to learn more about their experience, including meeting a Nobel Peace Prize winner.

    Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including Central’s Sarah Van LiereClick here to learn more about her recognition. 

    Central alumnus Will McKay has been named as a semi-finalist in the Red Bull Illume photography competition. Click here to learn more about his accomplishments.

    On October 3rd, ProStart students participated in HogtoberfestClick here to learn more about their efforts and their cause.

    ProStart ToGo Café, with the amazing efforts of teacher Jenee Cross, completed their first lunch delivery on Friday, October 4th. Click here to learn more about their work.

    Iowa State University hosted  students from across the state for a special GEAR UP DayClick here to learn more about their visit.

    Congratulations to Central’s Blue Illusions on their incredible performances in Cedar Rapids at the Stack the Stands competition. Click here to learn more about their events and awards. 

    On Tuesday, October 8th, several CHS students attended the 5th Annual MVP Student Leadership Summit at UNI. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    Congratulations to the art students who completed the Figge Portfolio Review. Click here to learn more about their experience. 

    Thank you to Chef Gomez and his staff at The Outing Club for hosting the DCSD CTE: Stakeholders EventClick here to learn more about our ProStart students’ experiences.

    Davenport ProStart won first place at the Iowa Restaurant Association Master Chef Competition at the Waterfront Convention Center on October 17th. Click here to learn more about their achievements.

    Students from Davenport Central Shades of Success attended the annual Iowa Students for Tobacco Prevention (ISTEP) Summit in Ankeny. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.  

    iJAG students in Mr. Porter’s program recently spent some time with Best Buy in the classroom. Click here to learn more about Best Buy’s commitment to the Blue Devil community.

    The Central TAG Scholastic Bowl team placed 3rd in the Riverdale Invitational Tournament. Click here to learn more about this year’s team.

    Members of Central’s newspaper and yearbook staff attended the Iowa High School Press Association’s annual fall conference with Ms. Ebener and Mr. Balsar. Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Freshman Merin Crowder became the first-ever female from Davenport to qualify for the State Cross Country meet at the 5K distance! Click here to learn more about her race.

    National Art Honor Society had the opportunity to be in the Davenport Halloween parade this past Saturday! Click here to read more about this fun event. 

    Students in Mrs. Ott’s art classes were asked to create and install an outdoor sensory park for Truman Elementary School. Click here to learn more about their work.

    Congratulations goes out to the yearbook staff for receiving a “First Class Honor” rating from the National Scholastic Press Association’s annual yearbook critique. Click here to learn more about their recognition.
    Congratulations to the 2019 Smash Ultimate Team on their victory at State.  Click here to learn more about this remarkable team.
    Congratulations to freshman Merin Crowder on an outstanding performance at the State Cross Country Championships.  Click here to learn more about her results.
    On November 9th , Central’s Thespian Charter 2951 performed at UNI at the State Thespian Festival. Click here to learn more about their remarkable results. 
    Congratulations to Blue Illusions dancers on their incredible performances in the Iowa State Solo Competition held in Newton, Iowa.  Click here to learn more about their results. 
    iJAG teacher, Mr. Porter, and  Shades of Success sponsor, Rodney Tatum, accompanied several students the the Quad City Minority Partnership’s (QCMP) 14th Annual Youth Leadership Conference and College Fair at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Click here to learn more about their unique experience.
    Congratulations to OverWatch on their State Championship title! Click here to learn more about their big win.
    Central would like to thank Dr. Lori McCollum, trained by former Vice President Al Gore and his Climate Reality team, for giving her time to the Blue Devil community. Click here to learn more about her visit. 
    Congratulations to the ladies who were named to the MAC All Conference girls swim team Click here to learn more about these dedicated athletes.