Davenport North High School
|Davenport North High School|
|626 West 53rd Street
|School district||Davenport Community School District|
|Superintendent||Arthur W. Tate|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
|Athletics||Mississippi Athletic Conference|
The Davenport North auditorium, seen from the front of the building
In the fall of 1994, ninth graders were added to the school as part of a district-wide reconfiguration of elementary, intermediate and high schools. In January 1997, a new gymnasium was completed along with a "Classroom of the Future" and an Iowa Communications Network room. In 2001, a new cafeteria and auditorium were completed. A new locker and weight room were added in 2008 to accommodate visiting sports teams.
The school fields athletic teams in 18 sports, including:
- Summer: Baseball Softball
- Fall: Football, Girls volleyball, girls' swimming, boys' cross country, girls' cross country and boys' golf.
- Winter: Boys' basketball, girls' basketball, wrestling, boys' swimming and boys' and girls' bowling.
- Spring: Boys' track and field, girls' track and field, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, girls' golf, boys' tennis and girls' tennis.
Davenport North is classified as a 4A school, which contains Iowa's 48 largest schools, according to the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union; in sports where there are fewer divisions, the Wildcats are always in the largest class (e.g., Class 3A for wrestling, boys soccer, and Class 2A for golf, tennis and girls soccer). The school is a member of the 10-team Mississippi Athletic Conference, which comprises schools from the Iowa Quad Cities along with Burlington, Clinton, and Muscatine high schools.
- Dana Davis (class of 1997), actress, roles in TV shows Heroes and The Nine, 10 Things I Hate About You, and the films Raise Your Voice, Coach Carter, and Prom Night.
- Ricky Davis (class of 1997), professional basketball player and member of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers.