Central High School Reviews
Rating 3.62 out of 5 190 reviews
Central High School is quite a diverse school which is very nice considering I went to a mainly White school previously. I was able to meet many people from different backgrounds. I do wish they offered more clubs. They do have clubs but not as many as other schools in my district. I think this would be a great way to have others stay involved in school if they offered a variety of clubs or activities.
The community here at Central is really diverse and accepting. When you go here, you have this sense of community that you won't feel anywhere else. Everyone here understands that at the end of the day, we're all just trying our best. Everyone here is very respectful towards each other and towards teachers. There are lots of resources that students can access for pretty much any situation. The staff really supports the students fully and clearly wants to see the students succeed.
Central was a very interesting high school to attend. It is in a fairly poverty stricken district, but many well off and even wealthy students attend. As a result it is extremely diverse across socioeconomic, class, and racial divisions. Unfortunately with so many students and not nearly enough staff, many students were lost along the way. I was fortunate to have parents who provided and encouraged me, but the students who didn't struggled and Central was unable to help with many of them. They ended up not ready for college or the working world, and frankly quite lost.
The education is great if you're determined and work to get yourself in the right classes. Everybody is generally friendly and you'll find a place to belong.
Well-knit community with something for everyone and things to be proud of. Sports are great, music is fantastic, extracurriculars are great, academics are great. Not the most well-funded or top-tier school, but it makes up for this by being diverse and well-rounded.
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.
Love the teachers and how they are there to help the students and give their time. The students involvement in the sports. We go out and help cheer on the athletes and make them feel good whether we win or lose. I like how the teachers make you get involved in the classroom and how if you need special attention with homework they make an effort to help each and every student to help them pass.
What I like most about Central is the amount of school spirit and the history we have. There are a few teachers and staff that I would like to see leave due to their action and words that I have experienced in the past but overall most of the teachers do their job very well and want their students to succeed. The student and staff relationship is very good. There is only a small majority of students that show bad character. College readiness needs to improve.
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.
Central High School is a very tight knit community. The staff cares about the students, the sports teams feel like family, and good students are made to feel appreciated. Whether it be National Honors Society, or the basketball team, there were plenty of things I could take part in that made me feel like I truly fit in. It was easy to make friends and I've never had problems getting along with people. They offer a wide range of classes, college level and college prep alike. Central also has an incredible swimming facility and new auditorium.
Central helped set me up for success in college. The teachers I had were helpful and passionate. I had the chance to take several upper level classes that prepared me for college courses. I was also able to engage in extracurricular activities that interested me such as orchestra and mock trial.
I loved attending Central all four years of my high school career. The academics and clubs/activities are so diverse and amazing. Central is a wonderful school and I would recommend it to everyone.
A nurse is always available. There are multiple security guards/policemen present.
The teachers are overall great. Every teacher has a different agenda and teaching styles but seem pretty consistent when it comes to grading.
I expected no diverse community in Iowa. I don't really know why. When I came here, I thought I was gonna be the only black or African in the school. But, there are even diverse students and community it is so amazing. I felt very good when I figured that out. And I am very cool with the differences, you know, I got to meet Mexicans, Indians and so on.
It is so interesting how the school system here is totally different than the school I used to go to in Ethiopia. I was surprised when I got to choose the subjects I want to take. I like it so much here, I am able to get help before school or after school, there are many advanced placement classes, college preparing classes. The teachers are very amicable and helpful.
I barely know about this because I don't have Health and Safety issues in Ethiopia. Once I was very sick and I went to the nurse and she was very nice to me. They are very kind and humble.