Assumption High School (Davenport, Iowa)

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Assumption High School
AHS Davenport, Iowa logo.jpg
Address
1020 West Central Park Avenue
Davenport, Iowa, (Scott County), 52804
United States
Coordinates 41°32′45″N 90°35′18″W / 41.54583°N 90.58833°W / 41.54583; -90.58833Coordinates: 41°32′45″N 90°35′18″W / 41.54583°N 90.58833°W / 41.54583; -90.58833
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
Principal Bridget Murphy
Grades 912
Enrollment 449 (2013)
Color(s) Scarlet Red, Black and White             
Slogan One in the Spirit
Athletics conference Mississippi Athletic Conference
Mascot Knight
Nickname Knights
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper 'The Knight Beacon Issues Online
Yearbook 'Accolade'
Athletic Director Wade King
Website

Assumption High School (AHS) is a Roman Catholic high school in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport in the U.S. state of Iowa. Bridget Murphy is the current principal of Assumption High. TAS was the principal in the 1990s.

In 1958, AHS opened its doors as a co-institutional facility, with the merger of St. Ambrose Academy and Immaculate Conception Academy.[2] AHS became coeducational in 1969.

Academics[edit]

AHS offers Honors classes, AP classes, and college courses on campus. The majority of the school's upperclassmen take the ACT, and their scores consistently rank above the Iowa and national averages.

Most Assumption students come from Catholic feeder schools, such as St. Paul the Apostle (Panthers), John F. Kennedy (Crusaders), Lourdes, & All Saints (Saints).

Faculty and staff[edit]

AHS's faculty is made up of lay teachers. Many hold master’s degrees in education or content areas and meet the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards.

Student life and activities[edit]

AHS provides activities beyond the classroom. More than two-thirds of the student body participates in at least one sport, and many people join clubs as well.

Athletics[edit]

Davenport Assumption participates in the Mississippi Athletic Conference, and athletic teams are known as the Knights. School colors are red and white. The school fields athletic teams in 17 sports, including:

  • Summer: Baseball, softball.
  • Fall: Football, volleyball, boys' cross country, girls' cross country and boys' golf.
  • Winter: Boys' basketball, girls' basketball and wrestling.
  • Spring: Boys' track and field, girls' track and field, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girls' golf, boys' tennis and girls' tennis.

Davenport Assumption is classified as a 3A school (Iowa's second-largest tier of high schools), according to the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union; in sports where there are fewer divisions, the Knights are in either the lowest or middle class, depending on the sport (e.g., Class 2A for wrestling and boys' soccer; Class 1A for tennis and girls' soccer). However, Assumption competes in the largest class (Class 4A) for football and boys' golf. The school is a member of the 10-team Mississippi Athletic Conference (known to locals as the MAC), which comprises schools from the Iowa Quad Cities (Bettendorf, Davenport Central, Davenport North, Davenport West, North Scott, Pleasant Valley), along with Burlington, Clinton and Muscatine high schools.

Many schools consider Davenport Assumption their biggest rivalry.

Successes[edit]

Throughout the school's history, Davenport Assumption has enjoyed great success in many of its sports, earning many MAC conference titles and producing all-state athletes that have enjoyed success at the collegiate level and in their careers.

Football has been a sport where the Knights have experienced much long-term success, winning many conference titles since 1990.

More recently, Assumption has won numerous state titles in wrestling, baseball and girls' basketball. The 2008 baseball team won the school's eighth state title in the sport, with standout Willie Argo going on to a successful career at the University of Illinois.

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ Knights in Shining Armor: Assumption High School Silver Anniversary 1958-1983. Davenport: Assumption High School. 1983. 

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