School Details

North High School

626 West 53rd St, Davenport, IA 52806
(563) 388-9880

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 986 students 12 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) to test students in grade 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. Students who score at the 40th percentile are considered proficient. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

In 2012-2013 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Davenport Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

North High School is a public high school in Davenport. 986 children attend North High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 50% of the 986 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at North High School is 12:1. Kimberly Center East is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 58% 59%
Multiracial 4% 7%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 19%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    You'll hear stories about how great Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley are but truth be told I lived in those school districts and the kids are very spoiled and ungrateful. Davenport North is more down-to-earth has great teachers great community and is safe. There is a lot of diversity in this district and that's a positive in my book.

  • (1 year ago)

    Don't listen to the wise of North High School I'm a West but I'm here to tell u what the SoCo good students did it they tagged West High School in there going to pay for it now that proves that all these guys on is of misfits ragtag misfits when West High is all nice and all that we are good people.

  • (6 years ago)

    North High School is truly the best school in Davenport. Their sports and academics excel to the highest point. The bulk of the students are very civilized and come from good families so there really isn't much violence if any. So far nothing has happened involving fights. My brothers went here and North prepared them for college very well. The principal is very nice and she makes sure that any of your problems are solved. The counslers are a big help as well. There are bad students but they normally just slack off and they don't bother students that excel. The choir program is really good. The choral directors help each of the singers get better. The band program is good as well. I think that North prepares you for college better than Central and West. North has a great MCJROTC. Overall North High is the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    I graduated from North High in 2004 and I am aware that a lot of things can change in a few years but most of the negativity towards this school was around even when I went their. This school offers a great educational experience and yes if you are hoping to get a scholarship for athletics it might not be the best choice for you but if you are looking for a small caring environment then North can be a great option. I have always heard negativity directed at the academics but I am living proof like all things in life it's what you make of it. I graduated with a 3.8 and was president of two clubs and active on multiple sports teams. I had no issues getting into every school I applied for and excelling once I was their. There are options for those who wish to succeed

  • (6 years ago)

    Ive graduated from North If your not street smart don't go there because you will get made fun of. Their are some excellent teachers who really do care about the students but some (like the principal) only come out of there offices once a year to look for their shadows. Its not the worst school but its no where near the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a former student from North. North is a terrible school. It poorly prepare students for College. There was a lot of violence the hall's were literally policed like a prison and student attitude and respect towards staff was deplorable. I would ask my parents to go to a different school every year trying to tell them how bad a school it was but they didn't believe me... That is until my little sister went here and also begged to leave. And good for her they listened took her out and sent her to a better school. Where she later graduated with a 3.8. Please if you send your child here and they complain and want to go to a different school listen. With that said there are some good teachers and students. I cant bulk everyone together. North does have a nice choir program.

  • (8 years ago)

    My third child is currently attending North. It is a great school. We have been very happy with academics and school activities that are provided. Wonderful enviroment!

  • (8 years ago)

    its hared to tell just least till report cards come home. so far the block schedual has been far we have 3 a/s and 1 b..and that includes algebra. which last year was a D subject. this seems to keep a focus where the 7 subject day seems overwelming. as long as this keeps up. the horizon is certainly in sight

  • (9 years ago)

    I had four students attend North High. It has a great band program and facilities in general. All four of my kids went on to receive college degrees. Some believe another school in Davenport is better that is not true. They need to discover instead of perceive.

  • (9 years ago)

    'I attended North for my first two years and I now attend North Scott Highschool. Why? because the students back you up about 1% of the way the sports are a joke very few athletes actually try and give it there all to win. It simply isnt a good school if your going for a sport and the staff isn't as trustworthy as most other schools. I am very happy with NorthScott it has been a 180 degree turn for me and im now going in the right direction and already getting many colleges from all over to talk to me.'

  • (9 years ago)

    So far I'm happy with North. Much smaller than the other 2 Davenport Schools and much less snobby than the Bettendorf schools. Is it perfect? No but I don't think you will find one that is. School very good if your child is in vocal music or instrumental.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school would not be my number one choice for a new student to enter. Sure the new cafeteria is great but that is about it. Teaching wise--I could do myself. Not happy with the staff at all. Not very professional.

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