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We at Davenport Community Schools enjoy gathering testimonials from our students, parents, alumni, community members, and others who wish to share their DCS memories and experiences with us. Would you like to leave a testimonial and/or share the name of someone else who would want to leave one?… Get started by using this online form.*

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Current Features

Mickey Sloat, Alumna of Central High School:


Daniel Sheridan, Alumnus of West High School:


Brooke Garnica, Alumna of West High School:


Jennifer Weyeneth, Parent of Four Davenport Community Schools Students:


Matt Moran

Matt Moran, Central High Class of 2014:

I work in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chicago. We specialize in complex accounting issues, and help our clients through significant events and transactions such as GAAP change, acquisitions, divestitures, IPOs, and debt offerings. I took Financial Accounting with Mrs. Lafrenz my sophomore year and Managerial my junior year. I never would have imagined in high school the impact these courses would have on my college and working careers. The credits I earned transferred… READ MORE





Megan Fee showing a student a welding demo

Megan Fee, West High Class of 2012:

I hired in at John Deere Davenport Works in 2013 as a welder and I am currently in a Non-Traditional Assignment on the wage side as the factory trainer and 5S auditor/trainer. Earning my welding certificate gave me a competitive advantage in my career, and having a great teacher like Mr. Zinn gave me an even better competitive advantage… READ MORE





AJ Smith

AJ Smith, Central High Class of 2017:

My high school years refined the discipline and focus necessary for me to succeed in college. Hours spent studying for AP classes and Dual Enrollment courses translated into the practices I have continued into college, providing me with a competitive advantage in applying my coursework. My education strengthened my ability to effectively communicate and build relationships with people from all walks of life, a vital skill for success in college, in the business world, and in life. My favorite business class in high school was… READ MORE




John Solbrig sits at his drafting desk

John Solbrig, West High Class of 2012:

My freshman year at Iowa State University was spent building a portfolio to apply to the industrial design program, and I was one of only 36 students accepted into the program. The Project Lead the Way classes at West built a competitive but friendly learning environment that prepared me for the competitive nature in college and eventually in this career field. READ MORE




Megan Osborne

Megan Osborne, Graduate of West High School, Class of 2007:

In West’s Business Academy, we had many classes focused on computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It is extremely beneficial to have a fluent knowledge of these programs in today’s technical work force. Also, we were consistently pushing ourselves to become better. From starting small businesses to community service, I truly do not believe I would be where I am today without… READ MORE





Jalen Crawford

Jalen Crawford, Graduate of Mid City High School, Class of 2017:

One class in particular prepared me for the world outside of high school, and that was iJAG, or Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates. iJAG taught real-world knowledge, like how to file taxes or create a resume. I also took robotics, which allowed me to experience what thinking like an engineer is like, and I participated in Davenport Digital Innovators, which allowed me to experience programming and marketing firsthand. READ MORE




Leslie Klipsch and family

Leslie Klipsch, Parent of Three Davenport Community Schools Students:

My children are being prepared for a successful and richly beautiful life of curiosity, openness, and life-long learning in part because of their schooling in the Davenport Community Schools. Their classrooms have been led by caring and competent teachers and a student body that reflects the real world. They have benefited from getting… READ MORE





Jason Mott, West High Graduate


Jason Mott, Graduate of West High School:

I attended Davenport West, and I appreciated how amazing all of my teachers were. I ended up going into education myself, and am currently teaching high school band and orchestra in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. I had a great education with the band directors at West during my time. Mr. Tom Wood started me off on my music journey at West, and is… READ MORE



Matt Schwind, realtor and parentMatt Schwind, Parent of Two Davenport Community Schools Students:

My wife and I could have chosen to live in any school district or send our children to any private school. We made the conscious decision to be involved in the Davenport Schools from K-12 for the benefit of both our son and our daughter. Our daughter excelled in all subjects including a love for math and science; achieving a 3.9 (out of 4) GPA in high school. She was activeREAD MORE





Luke Eure, Central High Alumnus


Luke Eure, Graduate of Central High School:

I can’t imagine a better resource for high school students than Mrs. Heninger’s TAG program. In classes and extra-curricular clubs, she pushes her students to find inspiration in people, ideas, and themselves. She showed us videos and readings that introduced us to topics like education reform, spoken-word poetry, and the Enigma Code. Her passion… READ MORE