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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

    On Monday, June 4th, three students from Central presented their winning pieces from the fall production of Next to Normal at the Iowa High School Musical Theatre AwardsClick here to learn more about their presentations. 

    Several Army JROTC Cadets had the privilege of attending summer camp in June at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    In July, TAG teacher Ms. Gail Heninger attended The Character Lab Educator Summit in Philadelphia as part of the Bezos Scholar Program. Click here to learn more about her experience.

    Central Seniors Lily Chen, Nina Lanciloti, and Nia Walker were invited to the Figge Art Museum to participate in two fantastic original spoken word presentations at the opening of the art exhibit, Students Rebuild; Facing Differences. Click here to learn more about their presentation and message.

    The varsity baseball team finished their season with a record of 25-10 and were ranked 7th in the final state poll. In addition to their amazing season, several players were recognized for their devotion to the game and their teams. Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Central students Donna Diggs, Jess Elliott, Israel Taylor, and Nick Vazquez attended the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  Click here to learn more about their work.

    Junior Amelia Balk had the unique opportunity to work this summer with the Youth Conservation Corps Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Click here to learn more about her experience.

    This summer, Central High School’s Thespian charter, Troupe 2951, attended the International Thespian Festival at the University of Nebraska.  Click here to learn more about the competition.

    Advanced Placement (AP) provides college-level courses in preparation for exams designed for highly motivated students. We would like to congratulate the students who accepted the challenge of AP, took the exams, and were recognized by the AP Board with honors. Click hereto learn more about these talented scholars.

    Congratulations to The Marching Blue Devils on a very successful Saturday! Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Central alumnus and owner of CrossFit OC3, Colin Cartee, has teamed up with GiGi’s Playhouse Quad-Cities to offer monthly workout classes for athletes with Down syndrome. Click here to learn more about this partnerships.

    Several Central classes recently had the opportunity to board the Army Interactive SemiClick here to learn more about their experience.

    Science teachers Ms. Campbell and Miss Sodawasser were selected to participate in the San Diego Zoo’s 2018 Teacher Workshop on Conservation Science. Click here to learn more about this unique experience. 

    CHS students Monifah Ponton, Rafe Sullivan, Wyeth Platt, Anthony Jack, Maitreyi Shrikhande and Nina Lanciloti attended the Project Aware Youth Summit at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.  Click here to learn more about their work.

    Central High School and EICC teamed together to provide our students with the opportunity to attend a job fair in George Marshall Gym.  Click here to learn more about the experience.

    Central alumnus Scott Searle has been nominated for the Jefferson Award. Click here to learn more about his work in the community through Food for Thought.

    ProStart students prepared and served a meal at Madison Elementary’s Fall Family Fun Night.  Click here to learn more about the event.

    Congratulations to our iJag Teacher, Mr. James Porter on his national Peak Performance Teacher award.  Click here to learn more about this distinguished honor.

    On Friday, September 21st, a group of GEAR UP Iowa students visited the St. Ambrose Health Sciences Campus. Click here to learn more about their visit.

    Congratulations to our talented runners at the City Cross Country meet. Click here to learn more about their performances.

    Thank you to IJAG, GEAR UP Iowa, and Environmental Club for spending their Saturday morning cleaning up our school grounds. Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    Congratulations to the Marching Blue Devils on another amazing weekend of competition; this event tool them to the Northern Illinois University’s Red and Black Fall Classic.  Click here to learn more about their results.

    On October 2nd, ten Blue Devils attend the annual Meet Your Legislators event sponsored by the DCSD board of directors. Click here to learn more event information.

    Congratulations to Mr. Sterling Kingery, Central counselor, on being selected to present at the Inaugural Regional School Counselor Academy at WIU-QC campus. Click here to learn more about his achievement.

    Central industrial tech students had the learning experience of visiting Birchwood Fields Learning Center, a project owned by University of Iowa, John Deere, and Russell Construction. Click here to learn more about their visit.

    Afurious Nelson, Lesly Mayorga, and Tanner Lebs, members of the yearbook staff, attended the Walsworth Yearbooks fall workshop at Purdue University. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    On Thursday, October 4th, our eSports team gathered for the first event in their competition series. Click here to learn more about the event.

    Congratulations to the 9th grade choir members that were selected for the prestigious state-wide OPUS Honor ChoirClick here to learn more about these talented singer. 

    Davenport ProStart students recently had the opportunity to showcase their talents with Des Moines area , helping chefs serve at the Iowa Restaurant Tasting Gala. Click here to learn more about their opportunity.

    Thank you Iowa Restaurant Association (IRA) for hosting the Hospitality Convention & Expo in Des Moines, IA. Click here to learn more event details. 

    Students from iJAG, Future Teachers Club, Shades of Success, and Legacy Leaders went on a college visit to the University of Northern Iowa. Click here to learn more about their visit.

    On Thursday, October 18th, seventeen CHS students were able to attend the 4th Annual Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) Student Leadership Summit at UNI. Click here to learn more about their experience. 

    On Saturday, October 13th, the robotics teams hosted and competed in their first meet of the year. Click here to learn more about the competition.

    Congratulations to the Blue Illusion Dance Team on their many successes in Iowa City at the Iowa Spirit Spectacular on Sunday. Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Congratulations to Nia Walker, the grand prize winner of the 2018 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award! Click here to learn more about this incredible achievement.

    Congratulations to the Marching Blue Devils, 4A champions at Clinton’s Music on the Mississippi competition in Clinton, IA. Click here to learn more about their awards.

    The BlueDevilz OverWatch team played against Orion High School in an exhibition match at Paradigm Gaming. Click here to learn more about this event. 

    Central’s engineering and robotics classes, led by Ms. Vandermyde, had the opportunity to visit Western Illinois University’s Riverfront Campus for their Engineering Expo. Click here to learn more about their visit.

    Thank you to all of the talented students who worked on the annual Graffiti for Good piece this year. Click here to learn more about their work.

    Mrs. Flick and her Advanced Foods students would like to thank Mary Brewer for visiting Central and teaching the class about seafood. Click here to learn more about Ms. Brewer’s visit.

    Congratulations Sydney Park on her impressive performance at the War of the Roses Preseason National Dualwhich is part of the Girls Wrestling Series. Click here to learn more about her tournament experience. 

    Congratulations to the talented vocal students selected for the 2018 Iowa All-State Chorus.  Click here to learn more about these musicians. 

    Congratulations to the Blue Devils who made the 2018 All-State Honor BandClick here for more information. 

    Congrats to the Blue Illusion Dance Teams for their competition results in Pella. Click here for more information.  

    This is Red Ribbon Week, and Red Ribbon Week symbolizes a commitment to living life drug free. Click here to learn more about Central students who made the commitment to live drug free. 

    Congratulations to the six Central TAG students selected to be speakers at the TEDX Youth event coming up in January 2019. Click here to learn about this incredible honor.  

    The Blackhawk newspaper and yearbook staffs and advisers, Ms. Keck and Ms. Ebener, attended the annual Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference on Thursday, October 25th at the University of Iowa.  Click here to learn more about their experience. 

    Congratulations to the girls swim team members who qualified for State competition.  Click hereto Learn more about these athletes. 

    Congratulations to senior Peyton Reese for her top 5 finish at the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional competition this weekend on the campus of Southern Illinois University. Click here to learn more about her performance.

    Central’s Blue Illusion Dance team headed to Cedar Rapids this weekend to compete in the annual Stack the Stands event. Click here to learn more about their competition. 

    Congratulations to the Marching Blue Devils on an outstanding performance at Belleville East in Illinois! Click hereto learn more about their competition.

    Ms. Ebener and members of the yearbook staff  traveled to Chicago for the National Journalism Education Association High School Yearbook and Newspaper Conference. Click here to learn more about their experience.>

    Congratulations to the Blue Illusion Dance team members who traveled to the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Association solo contest in Newton, Iowa. Click here to learn more about their competition.

    Congratulations to the students selected to the 2018 Iowa Junior Honors OrchestraClick here to learn more about these musicians.  

    Congratulations to the Central Processing Units on their League Meet at St. Ambrose.  Click here to learn more about their event.

    ProStart students traveled to the Waterfront Convention Center to participate in a fundraiser supporting the Iowa Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. Click here to learn more about their work.  

    Central alumnus Austin Howard has signed a contract with Washington Redskins.  Click here to learn more about his career.

    Congratulations to Central High School’s Troupe #2951 for all of their amazing accomplishments at the Iowa Thespian Festival at the University of Northern Iowa! Click here to learn more about their awards.

    The Central Freshman/Sophomore Bowl team played this past Saturday at the Moline Invitational Scholastic Bowl Tournament. Click here to learn more about their competition.

    We are pleased to announce that two of our outstanding volleyball seniors will be continuing their career at the collegiate level. Click here to learn more about these talented athletes.

    Central and the art department would like to congratulate this year’s winners at the Festival of Trees high school art exhibitionClick here to learn more about these talented artists and their awards.

    As part of the Interact Club, eight Central students volunteered at the River Bend Food Bank.  Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    Congratulations to Peyton Reese and CJ Parker who were both recognized at the Iowa All-State Festival concert this past Saturday.  Click here to learn more about these talented singers.

    The Coca-Cola Scholarship Program has announced that Jessica Elliott has been named a Semifinalist for the 2019 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Click here for more information.

    Congratulations goes out to the 2017/2018 yearbook staff for receiving an “Award of Distinguished Merit” from the Iowa High School Press Association.  Click here to learn more about their achievement.

    It was a big week for DC fall sports!  Congratulations to our All Metro athletes!  Click here to learn more.

    Ms. Vandermyde, Central STEM teacher, has been informed that her class’ project has been named among the nation’s 250 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Click here to learn more about their project.

    Central Science teachers, Joni Nelson and Alene Vandermyde, attended a workshop in Keystone, Colorado, at the Keystone Science School. Click here to learn about their experiences.

    Central High School’s chapter of the National Honor Society held their induction ceremony on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.  Click here to learn more about the ceremony.

    Cadets with the Army JROTC had the unique experience of touring the Rock Island Arsenal.  Click here to learn more about their tour of the facilities.

    Congratulations to the Blue Illusion Dance Team on their performances at the Iowa State Dance Team Championships. Click here to learn more about their achievements.

    As part of the German curriculum, 26 students from Central and 16 students from West had the opportunity to go to Chicago. Click here to learn more about their visit.