Quad City Schools
"The Quad-Cities" are actually 25 communities centered in Scott County, Iowa and Rock Island County, Illinois. Together, they have about 400,000 citizens and about 100 schools. On whole, the school system here – both public and private – are strong, well-supported and diverse.
The largest school districts are Davenport with 35 schools and 17,000 students and Rock Island with 15 schools, including one alternative high school, and 6,600 students. The other school systems nearest to Augustana are Moline and East Moline in Illinois and Pleasant Valley, Bettendorf and North Scott in Iowa.
There are also a number of religious and secular private schools. Among the larger of the Quad Cities' 40 private schools are:
- Alleman High School (Rock Island, IL), a 500-student predominantly Catholic school adjacent to Augustana.
- Assumption High School (Davenport, IA), a 430-student Catholic high school
- Heritage Christian Junior/Senior High School (Eldridge, IA) , a small, conservative school that just graduated its first senior class.
- Morning Star Academy (Bettendorf, IA) describes itself as a "classical and Christ-centered school" serving 230 preschoolers and elementary students.
- Our Lady of Lourdes (Bettendorf, IA) is a 345-student Catholic school serving grades K – 8.
- Quad-City Montessori School (Bettendorf, IA) serves a modest number of children, from toddlers through grade 6.
- Rivermont Collegiate (Bettendorf, IA) is Iowa's only independent, non-sectarian, private college preparatory school for students in grades preschool through 12.
- Trinity Lutheran School (Davenport, IA) is a conservative Lutheran school serving 300 students in grades 3-8.
- Villa Montessori School (Moline, IL) serves students from infant to sixth grade..