This high school is exceptional. The district has the best National History Day program in the state; the history day sponsor was PBS teacher of the year two years ago. The music and drama programs are outstanding, with students being recognized at state level every year. The speech team has numerous all-state champions. Sports team compete at the highest level (4A) of Iowa football. The city of Eldridge with 5,000+ residents hosts the high school, junior high, administration building, and the largest of five elementaries in the district. You may see North High in a real estate listing -- this is not that school. The parts of the city of Davenport north of I-80 are in the North Scott district, not Davenport.
Generally speaking it is a fine school but EXTREMELY clique filled and not just the students but the parents (it's easy to see where the students get it). Outsiders are not welcome but people who have been in the community a while often aren't either. The academics are NOT good as honors, AP, and college classes are dropped by the school at an alarming rate. The new teachers coming to the district are unprofessional are frankly have no place in the classroom. If you try and talk with administration about any problems you are ignored and the problem is blamed on "Your" stupidityAs for extracurriculars, unless you or your child is in football they will get no support. The programs are fine but the teachers who are in charge are retiring and essentially not being picked up by any other teachers so the days of any decent programs will soon be gone. Honestly if you are even considering this district you should turn your head around towards Bettendorf (sports), Pleasant Valley (academics), Davenport Central (music), or Assumption (religion).