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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Central High School is an above average, public school located in Davenport, IA. It has 1,319 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
1120 Main St
Davenport, IA 52803
Telephone
(563) 723-5400
Website
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Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1210
16 responses
Average ACT
25
167 responses
AP Enrollment
6%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$49,335
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$733
National
$949
Median Home Value
$124,300
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 72 responses
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  • Dances
    18%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Show choir
    15%
  • Open campus
    11%
  • Sport Recognition
    11%
  • Senior pranks
    8%
  • Marching Band
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,319
Free or Reduced Lunch
54%
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,360
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.4%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,937/ year
National
$12,239
97%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
30%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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Central High school is an awesome school. There are so many activities and clubs to join to get to know more people. For the most part, everyone is inviting and open to meeting new people. The teachers are always there to help when you need it and care about your wellbeing and grades. Just like other schools, central does have the basic food that no one really likes, but every Wednesday, we have papa Johns and open campus. There are also many learning opportunities and the counselors definitely care about your future. As you go through each grade, your counselor will talk about what you need in order to graduate, help with scholarships, and help you find your future career.
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Central High School has many different opportunities offered to students from an academic standpoint and an athletic standpoint. As you progress through your high school career, you are given more accountability, which helps you to become a proactive person. Despite the many good qualities Central has, there are small steps administrators and students can take to make our building a safer and more efficient environment.
Davenport Central has the best culture in the state of Iowa! As a graduate, I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. I pray that my children one day have the same experience there as I did.