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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 the 2017 yearbook staff for being inducted into the Walsworth Gallery of Excellence.  Click here to learn more about this talented group.

    Mr. Porter who was recognized as an IJAG Level III Specialist this summer. Click here for more information about Mr. Porter’s accomplishments.  

    Congratulations to Imani Gaines on her incredible representation in Des Moines. Click here to learn more and her experience.

    Congratulations to Central’s JROTC program on being recognized by the American Legion of Iowa with a check for $1000.  This unique program was recognized for its dedication, patriotism, and service.  Congratulations Cadets!

    The Class of 2021  celebrated Freshman Fest which took place on Thursday, September 7th. Click here to learn more about this event.

    Ms. Ebener and two members of the yearbook staff attended the Walsworth’s regional fall workshop.  Click here to learn more about

    Junior Donna Diggs recently had the opportunity to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) State Leadership Seminar. Click here to learn more about her unique experience. 

    Central All-State Vocalists attended a clinic at Muscatine High School on Saturday, September 9th. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    This summer, 116 student cadets participated in the Army JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (Summer Camp) at Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA. Click here to learn more about this unique team building experience.

    In Mrs. McMahon’s  Comp I: Technical Writing class, students are learning about how to create technical documents for a specific audience. Click here to learn more about their projects.

    Central alumni, Jacob Lunardi and associate Anthony Powers, are teaching a 7 week JA Career Success program to ProStart students. Click here to learn more about the course.

    Congratulations to John McAtee! John was named as a Semifinalst in the 2018 National Merit® Scholarship Program. Click here to learn more about this achievement.

    Congratulations to The Marching Blue Devils on a very successful weekend in Ft. Madison and Mt. Pleasant!  Click here to learn more about their accomplishments. 

    Congratulations to the ladies of the 2017 Homecoming Court.  Click here to learn more about each candidate.

    Blue Devil Productions recently held auditions for the fall production of Next to Normal. Click here to learn more about the upcoming show.

    Hope Morgan, Zahria Flake, and Ashja Finley participated in a Hovercraft Competition at Western Illinois University. Click here to learn more about their project.

    Congratulations to the 17 students at Central High School have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. Click here to learn more about their achievements.  

    Girls Learn International would like to thank the homerooms of Central! As a result of Blue Devil generosity, we are sending a check to the Houston Food Bank for $1100! Click here to learn more.

    iJAG, which is lead by Mr. Porter recently took part in a Day in the Life of a College Student  trip to Saint Ambrose University. Click here to learn more about their campus visit.

    The Counseling department  hosted a college admissions panel discussion during DC Time on September 25 for seniors. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

    Congratulations to  the all-Central team of alumni runners! This team won the Quad Cities Marathon relay! Click here to learn more about their race results. 

    ProStart alumnus, Chef Gianni Nunn of Hemisphere Bistro, came back to train students on culinary knife cuts. Click here to learn more.

    The Cheer team, led by Coach Christine Toft, recently visited several elementary schools.  Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    Several DCSD employees recently began the Employee Wellness Program. Click here to learn more about Blue Devil staff efforts.

    On Monday, October 2nd the Davenport Central Student Council won the Skit Competition at the Quad Cities Student Hunger Drive Kick-off Party.  Click here to learn more.

    Members of the yearbook staff and Ms. Ebener joined members from West High School’s yearbook staff on a trip to the Walsworth printing plant in Marceline, Missouri. Click here to learn more about their trip.

    Congratulations to the Marching Blue Devils on an outstanding performance in Muscatine. Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Students from Girls Learn International attended the Globalization and Gender Conference at St. Ambrose University. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    Congratulations to Meredith Sloat and Angela Torres.  These talented vocalists were selected to the 9th grade OPUS Honor Choir for the State of Iowa.  Click here to learn more about their achievement.

    Students in Ms. Landaverde’s Spanish I class recently had the opportunity to virtually tour Mexico. Click here to learn more about their adventure.

    On Monday, October 9th, staff members from Family Resources, Inc.  Safepath program and members of Girls Learn International were present at all four lunches to talk with students about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Click here to learn more about their mission.

    ProStart students participated in Hogtober Fest on October 12 at the RiverCenter. Click here to learn more about their experience in volunteerism.

    Thank you to all of the ProStart students who prepared and served over 320 plates of food at Madison’s Family Fun night. Thank you River Bend Foodbank for ensuring all families had fun and were fed free of charge!

    ProStart student are working with area Executive chefs to prepare an Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation fundraiser luncheon at Isle of Capri. Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    A big shout out to Brendan Gogulich and Connor Bedell for their work on the 2017 Hunger Drive! Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    ProStart student are working with area Executive chefs to prepare an Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation fundraiser luncheon at Isle of Capri. Click here to learn more about their efforts. 

    Central alumnus, award winning speaker, director/producer, and blogger, Vanessa McNeal recently attended iJAG training and video blogged about her previous mentor, Mr. Porter.  Click here to learn more about their interview.

    Congratulations to our Blue Devils Student Council on their Summer High School Blood Drive Challenge win!  Click here for more information on their victory.

    Mrs. Flick and her Advanced Foods students would like to thank Mary Brewer for coming in and teaching them preparation techniques for fish and shellfish. Click here to learn more about the presentation. 

    Congratulations to the talented musicians selected to be a part of the Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra.  Click here to learn more.

    Congratulations to the 11 choir students accepted into the Iowa All-State Chorus. Click here for the list of choir members.

    Congratulations to our Scholastic Bowl team which competed for the first time for the season at the Riverdale High School Invitational. Click here to learn more about their season opener.

    After finals, several TAG students created meaningful self-portraits that reflect their identity. Click here to learn more about this project.

    Central High School hosted the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 11. Click here to learn more about the testing event.  

    Members of the Central yearbook staff and newspaper staff attended the annual Iowa High School Press Association Fall Conference at the University of Iowa. Click here to learn more about the conference and their awards.

    On Tuesday, October 24th, the Student Council  held an Assembly to energize the student body about the Student Hunger Drive. Click here to learn more about their efforts.

    Congratulations  to Mrs. Ott’s art students who participated in the Graffiti for Good Bully Awareness project and the Halloween parade competition.  Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Shades of Success and Camp Excel hosted several activities in the cafeteria recently. Click here to learn more about their efforts to improve Central’s sense of community!

    Forty students from Central’s Spanish classes and Latinos Unidos Club traveled to Chicago on October 26th to visit the National Museum of Mexican Art. Click here to learn more about their visit.

    Congratulations to Jack Jurgena who was selected to work as a Page for the Iowa Legislature. Click here to learn more about his accomplishment. 

    Congratulations to the students who participated in the Moline Invitational for Scholastic Bowl. Click here to learn more about their competition performance.

    Congratulations to the ladies of the Blue Illusions dance team.  Click here to learn more about their most recent competitions.

    ProStart students were invited to attend The Craft of Butchering a Beef Forequater taught by Master Butcher, Kari Underly. Click here to learn more.

    Congratulations to the ladies of the swim team who qualified for State events. Click here to learn more about their results.

    JROTC educator and city alderman Mike Matson was presented as the Fight for Iowa honoree at the Iowa game on November 4th. Click here to learn more about this honor.

    ProStart students were invited to attend The Craft of Butchering a Beef Forequater taught by Master Butcher, Kari Underly. Click here to learn more.

    The Blackhawk yearbook received an Award of Distinguished Merit for the 2017 yearbook from the Iowa High School Press Association, or an “excellent” rating. Click here to learn more about their award.

    iJAG students took some time to pay respect to our Military Veteran’s in the building. Click here to learn more about their efforts. 

    Congratulations to Troupe 2951, Central’s thespian charter who performed at Thespian Festival the weekend of November 10-12.  Click here to learn more about their awards.

    Central High School collected a total of 27,318 pounds of food for the Student Hunger Drive this year. Click here to learn more.

    Students from Central High School recently attended the Iowa Workforce Development Apprenticeship Fair. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    The Art Department would like to congratulate all the art students who have pieces in this year’s Festival of Trees art show. Click here to learn more about our students’ arts and awards

    A HUGE shout out to the following students who braved the rain, the sleet, and the wind to participate in the City of Davenport Garbage Gobble this past Saturday. Click here to learn more about their efforts

    Congratulations to the Blue Illusions dance team and it’s victory at state. Click here to learn more about the performances.

    Congratulations to the 73 students inducted into Central’s National Honor Society chapter. Click here to learn more about these devoted students.

    Seven students were selected as student delegates to attend the 2017 Upper Mississippi River Conference. Click here to learn more about their unique experience.  

    Central’s speech team competed at West High in the Harold Keller Invitational. Click here to learn more about their performance.

    Congratulations to the Blue Illusions dance team and it’s victory at state. Click here to learn more about the performances.

    For the second year in a row, Debbie Wallace, founder and director of Down by the Creek animal sanctuary has come to visit Central High School with many animals in tow.  Click here to learn more about her visit.

    On 6 December 2017, Central High School’s Blue Devil Battalion held a ceremony in Kahler auditorium to honor fallen warriors.  Click here to learn more about this event.

    Thespian Troupe #2951  held their annual State Festival award night soup supper in the cafeteria.  Click here to learn more about their event. 

    Thanks to all the students, staffers, and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center for another amazing blood drive at Central. Click here to learn more about their results.

    On Wednesday, December 6th, Central High and GEAR UP Iowa hosted a campus visit to St. Ambrose University. Click here to learn more about their day on campus.

    Congratulations to Angela Torres, JROTC Cadet of the Month.  Click here for more information. 

    On Thursday, December 14, Miss Nelson’s Anatomy and Physiology class walked to the St. Ambrose University Cadaver Lab. Click here to learn more about their experience.

    Congratulations to students Anthony Jack and Alexia Moore! These talented musicians will be performing in the 2018 Rose Bowl Parade. Click here to learn more about their accomplishments.

    DC Leadership Team would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the Holiday Dinner Box project. Click here to see the results!

    Congratulations to the Students and Staff of the Month.  Click here to learn more about these amazing Blue Devils.

    Some of the members of the Davenport Central Army JROTC marksmanship team had the opportunity to practice there skills with their new rifles. Click here to learn more about the team.

    Congratulations to the yearbook staff on their first place award in the American Scholastic Press Association yearbook contest. Click here to learn more about their achievement.

    Congratulations to the gentlemen of the 2018 Spree Court! Click here to learn more about the court, dance, and spirit days!

    Congratulations to Ms. Joni Nelson on becoming a National Board Certified Teacher! Click here to learn more about her achievement. 

    Our Central History Bowl scholars showed their prowess this past weekend! Click here to learn more about their performances. 

    Congratulations to the students who auditioned for the Iowa Bandmasters Association High School Honor Band. Click here to learn more about their results. 

    Junior Jessica Elliot will represent the state of Iowa in The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders. Click here to learn more about her unique opportunity.