Assumption High School (Iowa)

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.

Assumption High School
AHS Davenport, Iowa logo.jpg
1020 West Central Park Avenue

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United States
Coordinates41°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
TypePrivate, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s)Roman Catholic
PrincipalBridget Murphy
Enrollment449 (2013)
Color(s)Scarlet Red, Black and White             
SloganOne in the Spirit
Athletics conferenceMississippi Athletic Conference
AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
NewspaperThe Knight Beacon Issues Online
Athletic DirectorWade King

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.


AHS offers AP classes and dual-enrollment 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 (Lancers), & All Saints (Saints).

Faculty and staffEdit

AHS's faculty is made up of mostly lay teachers with priests and nuns teaching several religion courses. Many hold master's degrees in education or content areas, and all meet the criteria for the Iowa teaching standards.

Student life and activitiesEdit

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.


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 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.


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 who have enjoyed success at the collegiate level and in their careers. Assumption has won numerous state titles in wrestling, baseball, softball, girls' soccer, girls' track and field, and girls' basketball.


  1. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
  2. ^ Knights in Shining Armor: Assumption High School Silver Anniversary 1958-1983. Davenport: Assumption High School. 1983.

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