Davenport Mid City High School

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Coordinates: 41°34′31″N 90°34′51″W / 41.5752°N 90.5809°W / 41.5752; -90.5809

Davenport Mid City High School
Mid City High School logo.jpg
3801 Marquette St.
Davenport, Iowa
United States
Type Public
Established 2014
School district Davenport Community School District
Superintendent Dr. Arthur W. Tate
Principal Dr. Jake Klipsch
Faculty 63
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 265 (2015-16)[1]
Color(s) Purple and White          
Mascot Maverick

Davenport Mid City High School is an alternative high school located in north central Davenport, Iowa. Mid City High School was established in 2014 in the building that was formerly a medical facility. It replaced the previous alternative school in the district, which was called the Kimberly Center.

The purpose of the alternative high school is to decrease the school district's dropout rate.[2] Many of the students enrolled here had problems in their previous schools. Classroom configurations include both traditional settings and collaborative learning settings that are more appropriate for team and project-based learning. The schools mascot, Mavericks, was chosen to reflect a student body that is "unorthodox, independent-minded and individualist, nonconformist, free speech, original or eccentric."[3]

The school is housed in a building that originally housed a medical-office complex at the former Davenport Osteopathic Hospital. In addition to the original building that is 37,355 square feet (3,500 m2), the district added a physical activity center at 14,300 square feet (1,300 m2) and it contains a multipurpose stage, a junior high-sized basketball/sports court, locker rooms, bathrooms, and two classrooms.[4]


  1. ^ "Mid City High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 31, 2018. 
  2. ^ Deirdre Baker (2015-02-21). "Klipsch: Mid City High fills a purpose in Davenport district". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  3. ^ Doug Schorpp (2014-10-30). "Mavericks buckle down to business of education in Davenport". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2015-04-04. 
  4. ^ Tara Becker (2014-07-15). "Davenport School Board approves athletic plans at new high school". Quad-City Times. Retrieved 2015-04-04.